Big portion of deportations deal with ‘mixed-status families’

According to new data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, there were more than 200,000 deportations from July 1, 2010 to Sept. 31, 2012 that involved a deported parent leaving children born as U.S. citizens behind. That number is roughly 25 percent of all deportations during this time frame. That is a significant number [...]