Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Families Shattered by Deportations

On March 10, over 150 people crossed the U.S.-Mexico border through the Otay-Mesa port of entry between San Diego and Tijuana in an attempt to return to the U.S. and reunite with their families. The group included men women and children had been deported or denied re-entry by the U.S. Immigration service. All of them filed applications for asylum in the U.S. and were placed in detention while the applications were being processed. The group is among millions of immigrant families that daily face the threat of separation from spouses, children or parents because of stepped –up enforcement of immigration laws. Nearly 2 million people have been deported during the 6 years of President Obama’s administration. Tom Herriman reports from San Jose, California.