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U.S. Born citizens face deportation

Can we allow a mass forced exodus of citizen children from our schools, our playgrounds, our communities? Can we sit by while our country’s citizens are terrorized and forced out of their homes in the middle of the night by our own government?

That is EXACTLY what is happening. The following story highlights this growing crisis for our nation’s children: the deportation of our future leaders…

U.S. Born Kids Face Deportation As Well
By Julie Johnson, New America Media (04-06-07)

With a crowd of TV cameras and adults with microphones towering over them, Adrian, Yadira and Adriana Ramirez—6, 10 and 12 years old—sat on a bench outside of First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto yesterday, and shyly told the news crews that though they wanted to stay at their home in Palo Alto, they would go to Mexico to be with their father, who was deported an hour after his arrest by Immigration Customs and Enforcement officers.

The Ramirez children are among thousands of U.S. citizen children of undocumented parents who are facing deportation and have to decide whether to bring their children with them—taking them away from the educational opportunities they have a right to in the United States—or let them stay and be forced into foster care….
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