Argument: Deportation disrupts immigrant families

Issue Report: Path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the US


The Wall Street Journal, in its Aug. 4, 2002 editorial titled “The GOP’s Immigration Fumble,” offered the following: “Deporting them for the duration of the application process would break up families.”

Al Gore, Jr., former Vice President of the United States, in an Oct. 26, 2000 article titled “Al Gore on Our Issues”: “I urge Congress to allow families to remain together in the United States while immigration applications are pending, rather than force them to return to their home country, and to permit qualified long-term migrants who have lived in the United States since 1986 to become lawful permanent residents and retain their substantial tie to this country.”[1]