Undocumented immigrants in Georgia and elsewhere often face legal challenges regarding various aspects of their statuses. Some say U.S. immigration law needs to change. Often, this opinion is mentioned in conjunction with children who are born in the United States to undocumented parents.
Many people who flee their homelands and come to live in the United States do so at very young ages. Once within the nation's borders, they often settle in and begin to live successful lives. Often, those who are married will go on to have children. Of course, those children are U.S. citizens, which can complicate matters when the topic of deportation comes up.
Obviously, U.S. citizens cannot be deported. Those who advocate deporting all undocumented immigrants run the risk of breaking families apart. With an estimated 14 million unregistered immigrants, it is difficult to tell just how many children would be adversely affected if a wide-spread deportation of all undocumented immigrants were to be implemented.
U.S. immigration law is complex, and many families are unsure of their rights. In addition, language barriers sometimes create impediments to finding answers to one's questions. Those seeking clarification on these or other immigration-related issues in Georgia may want to contact an immigration and naturalization law attorney for assistance. Some law offices offer Spanish-speaking attorneys to help those who struggle with the English language. If any parents with children born in the United States fear deportation or other legal repercussions due to their current situation, they may find that speaking with an attorney helps them identify new options as to how best to address their circumstances.
Source: sctimes.com, "US must revamp immigration laws", Gerry Feld, June 11, 2016