As the immigration debate continues in the Senate, issue organizations and now Congressional representatives are calling on the Obama administration to halt deportations to show good faith in its support of the Senate bill. The Senate bill would provide a 13 year long pathway to citizenship for the undocumented. The administration has been criticized in recent years for its record breaking deportations. In the 2012 fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed 409,849 immigrants, which was an increase of 12,943 over the previous year. Additionally, the deportations have created a foster care crisis with at least 5,100 children living in foster care because of detained or deported parents according to a 2011 report. More recent data from late 2012 shows that in a two year period, there were over 200,000 deportations of parents who have U.S. born children.

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