For Latinos, the Deportation Crisis Is Personal

Activists at more than 50 rallies around the country this weekend urged the White House to freeze deportations and stop dividing families.

By Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza

Violetta Markelou Photography 2011Sometime in the next few days our country will reach a troubling milestone—the 2 millionth deportation under the Obama administration.

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Beginning with our 2007 report, Paying the Price, which documented the enormous impact that deportations have on U.S. children who are left behind, the National Council of La Raza has expressed deep concern over the devastating effects that a record number of deportations have had on Latinos.

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