Thousands of Children Write President Obama asking him to Stop Deporting their ParentsPublished: Nov 30, 2011 9:45 am By: Matthew L. Kolken
The National Domestic Workers Alliance has kicked off a letter writing campaign entitled "We Belong Together" with a goal of collecting 5,000 letters to be delivered to President Obama calling for the end to deportations so that all families can stay together.
The campaign asks children and youth to write letters about why families should be able to stay together.
This campaign comes on the heels of a Applied Research Center report called "Shattered Families." The report determined that more than 5,000 children of immigrants have become orphans of the foster care system as a result of the deportation of their parents by the Obama administration.
The report further estimates that an additional 15,000 children will lose their parent to deportation over the next five years if Obama continues his aggressive deportation policy.
"We Belong Together" responds to the following:
"5.5 million children in the U.S. live with the fear that one or both of their parents could be deported. Over the past ten years, this fear has become a reality for more than 100,000 children.1
This climate of fear affects all of our families and communities. We are writing to invite you to participate in a campaign called A Wish for the Holidays. Together, we will raise the voices of thousands of children with one unified wish: an end to deportations so that all families can stay together."
Click here to see how you can participate.