What happens to the children of immigrants who are deported? Some are left with relatives, and in some cases, the parents take them with or send for them later. But many times, they land in foster care, sometimes temporarily, sometimes indefinitely.
Some high-profile adoption cases involving children of deportees have made the news, but the long-term and sometimes permanent separation of families is more common than one might think, according to a piece today in ColorLines magazine. The report, part of a lengthy investigation, presents some wrenching statistics: