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What's your opinion on the deportation of illegal immigrant mothers of US born children?

Should they be allowed to remain in the US? Under what circumstances? Should they be separated from their children? Should their children be deported wih them?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on May. 12, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (17)
  • Do bank robbers and forgers get to stay home with their kids just because they have them, too?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:14 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • I think if there is an American citizen they are willing to give up full custody to then the children can stay. If not then the children go with the parent back to their country of origin. I do not think it would be wise to deport the parents and all the children to remain here but in the foster care system.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:24 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • Should they be allowed to remain in the US? no

    Under what circumstances? obtaining legal citizenship perhaps?

    Should they be separated from their children? this comes down to a choice. leave your legal child behind to be raised in foster care, or take them with you until you are a legal citizen. depends which is more important for the parent

    Should their children be deported wih them? refer to previous answer


    Answer by tnm786 at 7:31 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • I think the child should be given dual citizenship but the parents should be deported. Once the child is of legal age they can choose to come here or not.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 7:31 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • I don't believe parents should be separated from their children by a law of state when they haven't done anything harmful to their children. If we don't want children born of illegal immigants to become citizens, then that's the law we need to change.

    Answer by Ballad at 7:41 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • They should stay.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:45 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • The child would be a US citizen so no one can force them to go. I agree with tnm it all ends up with the choice of the parent, whether to find a home for the child here in US(say either with legal family, foster/adoptions) or to take them back with them. The child would still be a united citizen.

    I knew someone who was born in Italy while her parents were on vacation, she had dual citizenship up until the age of 21. Since she had no been back to live in italy since she was born she lost her citizenship to italy at the age of 21.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 7:50 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • Sense the kid/s are US citizens and the mother is not. The mother gets deported and the kids stay here. Either with family that are legal or fostered the adopted out.  The mom knew what could happen if she got caught.


    Answer by louise2 at 8:04 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • Don't we have enough kids in our foster care system? If the parents are not legal the children should not be either. I can put a potato chip in a popcorn bowl but it is still a potato chip.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on May. 12, 2013

  • Maybe the change in the law should be that unless 1 parent is a citizen, then the child can be a citizen. If both parents are here illegally, then the child should not be considered a citizen, just b/c they were born on American soil. Then we are not putting a drain on the foster care system or any other system b/c they have this loophole that allows women who are 8 1/2 mths pregnant to come over here to give birth.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:22 PM on May. 12, 2013

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