Sunday, October 19, 2014

Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants

VOAVideo: Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants

Last year, the Obama administration deported 240,000 undocumented immigrants who didn’t have a criminal record. That’s up more than 20,000 from 2012, according to Pew Research. Many of those deported left behind children who are U.S. citizens because they were born here. So who takes in these children? VOA's Carolyn Presutti introduces us to one Florida woman who is taking charge of hundreds.
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NPR: One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents

The recent increase in the number of unaccompanied, undocumented minors immigrating across the border has left tens of thousands of children waiting in limbo. But thousands of children who are already American citizens also face an uncertain future — because their parents are not in the country legally. If their parents get deported, those minors could end up in foster care, or adopted by strangers. (read more)

Learn more about Nora Sandigo's work organization, American Fraternity / Fraternidad Americana

Our mission is to serve and educate the local and national community of immigrants by helping them integrate and adjust to American society, culture and legal processes.

Nuestra misión es servir y educar a la comunidad inmigrante local y nacional ayudándoles a integrarse a los procesos legales y culturales de la sociedad Americana.

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