The Human Cost of Immigration Enforcement
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Immigration enforcement means that some families are broken when adults are deported and children are left behind, kids who are citizens of the United States. We debate a controversial policy. Also, the Bush Administration urges federal limits to free contraceptives for undocumented women.
Feds Bar Free Contraception for Undocumented Immigrants ()
The Bush Administration wants California to make sure that poor women are legal residents or citizens before they get free help with birth control. That policy could cost the federal government more money than ever. We hear more from Clea Benson of the Sacramento Bee and Mary Jane Wagle of Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles.
US-Born Kids Left Behind When Parents Are Deported ()
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE launched "Operation Return to Sender" in May of last year. This latest program for rounding up and deporting undocumented workers has resulted in the arrest of 18,000 people so far. About 250 have been deported without getting a chance to collect their property -- or even their children, many of whom are citizens born in this country. How many kids are being left behind when families are broken? We talk to opponents and defenders of a controversial program.
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