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'Qué pasa' in Immigration: Children's Fears, Urgency of Reform, and The President’s Budget

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Two reports with bearing on the immigration debate were released in Washington yesterday: an Urban Institute study finding that three-fourths of the 5.5 million children of undocumented parents were born in the United States and live under the fear that their parents will be arrested, separated from them or deported; and a study from the American Bar Association (ABA) concluding that the overload of deportation cases urgently requires restructuring of immigration law at both legislative and administrative levels. 

Media outlets also continued coverage of Monday’s presentation of the President’s budget and its emphasis on funding deportation programs.