When the law shatters families

Tammy Alexander writes about immigration and family separation in the Mennonite World Review.

The stories are heartbreaking. More than 5,000 children are in foster care because one or both of their parents has been deported or is in immigration detention. Many of these parents may never see their children again.

Once detained, immigrants are often transferred to facilities hundreds of miles from their homes, are unable to attend court hearings on parental custody, and have their parental rights terminated after an absence of several months.

Read the entire article here.

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