A failed deportation policy: Breaking up families for minor offenses

We’ve reached an unfortunate milestone under the Obama Administration – 2 million people have been deported from the U.S. under outdated policies, taking a devastating human and economic toll.

IMG_0761smLast week, The New York Times published a study that shows two-thirds of those people deported have committed only minor infractions such as traffic violations, or had no criminal record at all.

This report indicates the U.S. is paying far too high a price by Congress continuing to delay common-sense immigration reform.  Millions of American families are being shattered with disastrous consequences to children’s physical and mental health and the economic health of our country.

Last year, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill to fix our outdated immigration laws and create a clear process for citizenship for the future.  This is a common-sense solution to stop so many families from being broken apart and create a strong foundation for our communities.

Now, it’s time for the House of Representatives to take action!  Please call or e-mail Nebraska’s congressmen and ask them to support a bill that provides a clear and inclusive path to citizenship for aspiring Americans. The cost of inaction is too high.

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  One Reply to “A failed deportation policy: Breaking up families for minor offenses”

  1. Jay Schmidt
    05/07/2014 at 1:37 pm

    People come here from Central America because they are in need of decent paying jobs; our trade policies are partly responsible for their economic problems but there presence here usually helps our economy. Everyone can benefit from fair and well thought out policies.

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