Americans are big about their constitution and “freedom”. Many people from around the world dreaming of living in the United States. Many have no chance and many slips through the borders illegally and maneuvering all their life in fear of deportation.
The US constitution Guarantees a citizenship to anyone who is born within it’s borders.
Here lies the secret to the lives of millions of children (american citizens) growing up without parents in te United States.
Illegal immigrants are numbered in the tens of millions in the USA. Those illegal immigrants bore children in the USA. Recent developments in immigrations laws allow law enforcement to question and arrest anyone who is suspected to be living in the country illegally. That means they can just stop you on the street and ask you questions and if you have an accent that is reason enought to arrest you on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant.
True story; The police was looking for someone in the suburbs of a larger city when the officer asked a man who was cutting the grass in front of his house. The man had an accent and the officer arrested him for being an illegal immigrant and they have deported him.
The children are irrelevant in these cases as (in the eyes of the law) they are byproducts of illegal immigration. The law is the law and they have to follow it, even if in the name of Family Values and personal freedom (touted all over in the USA) those children have to loose their parents and those parents will never see their children again.
By law the children are american citizens, since they were born in the USA, thus they can’t deport them with their parents. The parents in protection of the future of their children are not going to (and not even given a chance by the immigration department) take them with themselves into a country that has a lower standard of living conditions and less opportunities for a better future.
The parents are taken to jail (housed with common criminals in most cases) right away (can’t even notify their loved ones) and deported at the earliest convenience. Although some of those people spend years in jail if the country they are originally from dragging it’s feet.
The children go to foster homes or to a family friends, or if a family member happened to become a legal citizen they might take them in. In Most cases tho children grow up in foster care.
Would you think this is right?