Alabama Immigrant Parents Planning Alternate Caretakers for Kids in Case of Deportation
With Alabama tightening the chain on its immigration law which was passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature this year and signed by Gov. Robert Bentley, families are looking into signing over there kids to family, friends, and even co-workers because they are in fear of being kicked out the country or put in jail, according to the Associated Press.
For others who have no one to sign there children over to, they are faced with having to put there children in foster homes.
Alabama state senator Cris Beason, a key sponsor of the measure, feels that this is just a tactic to “pull on heart strings” and to over look some cases of immigration.
Illegal immigrant Cristian Gonzalez, 28, and her husband, had to ask her rental home manager to take care of her child in fear of being deported. Her 10-year-old daughter who is a U.S . citizen is doing very well in school. Gonzalez who has three other kids will be forced to take them with her back to Mexico. “We’re afraid to go back to Mexico because of the drugs, the cartels and the killings,” Gonzalez told the Associated Press. “And we are afraid to stay here because of the law.”
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