Study: Kids Hurt by Immigration Raids

These raids were applauded by speakers at the recent American Together Secure Our Borders Rally in Lakewood New Jersey. I have a feeling that the anti-illegal immigrant crowd would love to be a part of one of these raids as honorary officers, bashing through doors, and cuffing all the Hispanics with those plastic zip cuffs.

I believe there is a more humane way to deal with the illegal immigration issue. Busting in to factories and arresting everyone doesn’t seem like the best way of dealing with this problem. Though these people have broken the law they’re not pedophiles and murderers. They’re just here without documentation and they’re actually contributing to our society. They were, after all, arrested at work.

Study: Kids Hurt by Immigration Raids – Full Story.
By OSKAR GARCIA – 18 hours ago

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of children whose parents are arrested in immigration raids in the U.S. face mental health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety and depression, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Urban Institute.

A child is left without at least one parent for every two adults detained in workplace raids, the study said, and most of those children are citizens or legal immigrants.

“Those children were born in America, and we forgot about their rights during the raids, because they were left parentless,” said Steve Joel, superintendent of Grand Island Public Schools, which encouraged parents to keep their children in school following a December raid at the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant.


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