Deportation is an astonishing threat. When someone is deported, it likely means that they are being removed from a place where they want to be; and that comes with added complications, such as being forcefully separated from family or being thrust back into a situation where the individual's life is in danger. There may be legal reasons to justify deportation, but from a moral standpoint, deportation is not such a clear-cut issue.
The subject of immigration sadly tends to bring disturbing stories and depressing tales to the table. Confusing policies and negligent customs officials create this sort of stigma. However, the following story is one of the most disturbing and shocking immigration stories we have ever heard.
There are many people in this country who entered without proper authorization. Some people call them "illegal," others call them "undocumented" -- but no matter who you call them, they are still people. They have families and loved ones, jobs and passions. They may even be here with much of their family, or they may be fleeing a terrible or dangerous condition back home.
Immigration detention will remain a hot topic in California and, really, all across the country until definitive and actionable change takes place within the immigration system. Programs like Secure Communities terrorize people who do not have U.S. citizenship, even though they may be good, honest, hardworking people.