For many families there is hope that new federal policies will directly benefit them and their loved ones. Though, that hope has not stopped thousands of unauthorized immigrants from being targeted and deported even as state and federal legislatures continue to debate over immigration reform issues. One recent case involving a Florida father’s fifth deportation serves as a sober reminder that discussions and legislation addressing topics like citizenship and immigration carry very real consequences for families around the country.
Immigration reform is being considered on the state and federal level as citizens and legislatures grapple to settle upon policies that may affect millions of people in this country. In Florida, the topic of immigration law is an especially sensitive one for many people, as countless families, businesses, and entire communities must continually deal with issues regarding citizenship and deportation. That is why many people may find a recent investigation and report on current arrest and deportation practices in the state to be particularly disturbing.