Monday, April 20, 2009

Immigration Complications

Let me preface this entry with the statement that I am not an expert on American immigration policy. Now with that . . .

Last night, I was talking to my friends, and he started talking about an immigration case his friend who was a law student was working on. In the case, an illegal immigrant had a child, and that child, who was born in the USA, is a citizen. The immigrant has a good standing and is respected in his community. But because it was discovered that he was not a US citizen, he runs the risk of being deported to his native land. His son is receiving medical treatment that will not be available in his native land. Since his father is his legal guardian, (the son is very young) he will be deported to his native land as well.

What do you think should be done in a situation like this? Here's a recent usa today article on the subject to stir your thoughts.

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