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Bloggings on Deportation and Removal

by Matthew Kolken

Obama Administration Deported 46,000 Parents of United States Citizens in First-Half of 2011

Last weekend Chris Hayes did a segment on his MSNBC show about President Obama's deportation policy.  He put together a panel that took a look at the practical effect of the administration's record deportations.

What they found was that in the first six months of 2011, the Obama administration deported 46,000 parents of United States citizen children, many of whom became orphaned as a result.  In fact, there are 5,100 United States citizen children in foster care that have been separated from their mother or father who have either been deported or detained.  To put it in proper perspective, one-quater of all people deportated by this President are parents of United States citizen children.

Here is just one example:

Click here to watch the entire Chris Hayes segment.  It is worth your time.

About The Author

Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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