2008-05-15 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Compiled by Bill O'Neill

Compiled by Bill O'Neill

Question: Many American-born children in Brooklyn have parents facing deportation. Families are asking federal lawmakers to support legislation to allow immigration judges to consider the welfare of the children and not break up families with parents in this situation. Do you think illegal immigrant parents should be allowed to remain in the U.S. to keep the family together? Why? why not?


"Yes, the parents should stay.  I don't think it's moral to break up the families. Who's going to take care of the kids if the parents are back in their country?"
- Pedro Velazquez, Canarsie"Yes, the parents should stay. I don't think it's moral to break up the families. Who's going to take care of the kids if the parents are back in their country?" - Pedro Velazquez, Canarsie"I think the family should stay together.  The U.S. should be supportive because if the family stays together, that will help the economy."
 - Jacqueline Knight, Canarsie"I think the family should stay together. The U.S. should be supportive because if the family stays together, that will help the economy." - Jacqueline Knight, Canarsie"Yeah I think it's a good idea to keep the family together.  Imagine a situation where the children are here alone without their parents.  They will end up in foster care."
 - Jesus Llorens, East New York"Yeah I think it's a good idea to keep the family together. Imagine a situation where the children are here alone without their parents. They will end up in foster care." - Jesus Llorens, East New York"I think this nation was built on the principle that it's the land of the free and the home of the brave.  So if people are illegal immigrants or not, if they want to honor America and contribute to this country, then they should be entitled to raise their family here."
 - Russell Bomar, Canarsie"I think this nation was built on the principle that it's the land of the free and the home of the brave. So if people are illegal immigrants or not, if they want to honor America and contribute to this country, then they should be entitled to raise their family here." - Russell Bomar, Canarsie

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