Amazon.com Widgets

Should children of undocumented immigrants be deported?

  • Yes they are ugly

    Mexicans are ugly and they have like 10 children each....In 20 years U.S.A. will be a country filled with ugly mexicans! Our only hope is that the great mr. President donald trump deport them all and build the wall to keep them away forever and ever. Make america great again!!!

  • Yes!

    This may seem extremely shallow; but illegal immigrants are the reason that our economy is undergoing a crisis. They are the ones taking our jobs, money, homes, and etc...

    There are so many documented cases in which pregnant women purposely come to America illegally in such conditions. Considering this, I believe that children of undocumented immigrants should be deported.

    If they aren't, then it is completely unfair to those of us who are legal!

  • These children will cost the American taxpayers money and increase illegal immigraion

    Children of undocumented workers use American taxpayer funded schools without their parents paying taxes, undermining the quality of the overall society for the native born citizen. No amnesty should be given to parents for having "anchor babies" because it may increase the attractiveness of a lenient immigration policy to other countries, thus increasing illegal immigration as a whole.

  • This is why these people bring children

    These children grow into adults and create huge problems for our country. They are the reason that we have so much strife and conflict.
    They should have no right of expectation in this country let alone make demands. Each illegal creates a crime wave of forged documents
    and causes wage to remain flat by being hired. It is against our law to employ illegals thus more persons involved in crime.

  • This is why these people bring children

    These children grow into adults and create huge problems for our country. They are the reason that we have so much strife and conflict.
    They should have no right of expectation in this country let alone make demands. Each illegal creates a crime wave of forged documents
    and causes wage to remain flat by being hired. It is against our law to employ illegals thus more persons involved in crime.

  • Too many already live in poverty

    There are too many children in this country that do not have the basics. Proper dental, health care, psychological help, education etc. Too many in the foster care system that are forgotten about. We need to take care of those that are here or born to parents that are legally in the US. It is terrible when the poor children in these holding facilities are getting better treatment than the children that do not have the spotlight on them. It is not their fault but we need to prioritize.

  • Can't save everyone

    We can't save everyone in the world. More than 3 billions people are in poverty. How many can we save? If these people think it is their given right to be in America for free hangouts, we wouldnt have a world. Enough is enough... Change the laws and deport illegal immigrants, kids or not. To them America is literally a "FREE" country

  • Why Not Them?

    The facts are they don't want to live here separated from their loved ones. Living in camps with deep uncertainty and sadness. I just don't get why we keep the children that are technically undocumented too because their parents didn't have the rights to get them documented. Seems pretty backwards.

  • The Parents Responsibility

    Reunite the children with the parents that brought them here illegally so that they can shoulder their responsibility. Once the family is together then send them home as a family unit to the area from whence they came or another country that is willing to grant them asylum. Perhaps they will want to try immigrating again later while following the rules.

  • The Parents Responsibility

    Reunite the children with the parents that brought them here illegally so that they can shoulder their responsibility. Once the family is together then send them home as a family unit to the area from whence they came or another country that is willing to grant them asylum. Perhaps they will want to try immigrating again later while following the rules.

  • Born in the United States makes you a citizen according to the constitution.

    Let’s take a look at the numbers.
    The cost of illegal immigration in the US is staggering $113 Billion per year. It provides jobs for 73,000 Americans. The estimated number of people in the country illegally varies wildly depending on your sources. The low end is 2.5 million the high end is 14 million. Go ahead and pick the number that suits you.
    That is an outrageously expensive department of government.
    Let’s compare that number to a few other items officially stated items.
    • $1.5 Billion to maintain the government buildings in Washington. That includes maintaining facilities and cutting the grass.
    • $680 Billion on defense. Since there is no way to get all the additional expenses not accounted for in other departments we will just use this one.
    • $869 Billion is for the running of the Senate.
    • $1 Trillion on the war on drugs since its inception
    • $20 Billion to aid Columbia to fight drug gangs there
    • $33 Billion on the “Just Say No” Campaign
    • $60 Billion on US Prisons (50.8% on narcotics offences the second highest group is for violent offences at 15.1%)
    • $5 Trillion for the war on terror
    Just looking at these basics I am not sure how you make the leap to why the economy is in crisis. You claim they are taking away the jobs. For which jobs the illegal immigrants have that you lined up? Who was it that sent production overseas for the goods previously made in America? It sure wasn’t the decision of illegal immigrants. Not many of them are in charge of the largest American corporations.
    Conscience, one point you made is something with which I have no argument. “This may seem extremely shallow.”

  • America is a free country

    I believe that President Obama has already allowed the children of illegal immigrants to remain in America by providing them jobs and education. It is also in my belief that this will help the economy grow more since we have more workers to work for the community.
    And according to the Constitution you are an American citizen if born on American soil

  • It's Not the Children's Fault

    The children of undocumented immigrants didn't do anything wrong. The parents should be given a chance for amnesty, otherwise the entire family should be deported. Illegal immigrants often come to the United States simply looking for a better chance for their children. These kids shouldn't be punished by being taken away from their parents who might have done something wrong.

  • These children are victims of a crime

    There is a lawful precedent that children are not mature enough to understand the difference between right and wrong. It was not their choice to be brought into the country illegally. This was a decision by the parents and it's the parents that must suffer the consequences. The children, as they are not at fault in this crime, should be given an option to become a productive citizen of this society.

  • Children should be given a pathway to a legal status

    Children of undocumented immigrants should not be deported. It is not their fault that they are here and arrived here in an undocumented way. I believe that children of undocumented immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship or at least legal status. The U.S. needs a plan for these children that will not punish or hurt them at no fault of their own.

  • NO. Deporting children is wrong

    The fact that if you are born on American soil you are an automatic citizen proves that any children of undocumented immigrants CANNOT be deported. These children can also help right what we have done wrong in this period of time. We should not waste any time arguing over deporting children.

  • You can't deport American citizens for no reason

    If you are born on American soil you are an American citizen. The citizenship status of your parents does not matter. It would be illegal to deport American citizens because their parents are not citizens. We should not waste any more time debating whether we should commit an unprecedented violation of the rights of people who are naturally born American citizens.

  • No, they're not to blame

    It should really come down to the guardian's opinion on if the child returns back to the homeland with the illegal or undocumented immigrant or if it can stay with close friends or relatives within the country. If the undocumented worker can become documented that would be the best fit for both the child and it's parents.

    Posted by: jus
  • No children shouldn't be deported

    They had nothing to do with anything their parents did, so they should not be punished along with them, it is not fair. There should be something that can be done to protect the kids even if you must deport the parents, they are innocent to their wrong doing. As such they do not deserve punishment.

  • Is an Modification to the Constitution Needed?

    At the heart of this issue is the automatic US citizenship of children born in the US even if neither parent is a US Citizen. Part of the long-term issue is whether a change to the Constitution is needed requiring at least one parent to be a documented US Citizen in order to have the child qualified for US Citizenship on birth in the US. Under the Current Constitution's language if you are born on US soil you are granted US citizenship. Currently, children who are US Citizens of non-US parents should be offered all the rights of citizenship. Until we reexamine the laws and language creating today's problems we will not be able to recreate long-term solutions. Our country and its situation have changed drastically since the Constitution was written so a modification may be needed to create long-term solution.


Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
No comments yet.