Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Families For Freedom Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Every year, nearly 200,000 non-citizens —many with kids who are U.S. citizens— are deported and torn away from their families… resulting in more single parent households and psychological and financial hardship, or forcing their U.S. citizen children into deportation with them. These American children may have to start over in a country with a new language, fewer resources and an uncertain future. America’s immigration laws force American children to lose their parent, or their country. Mandatory deportation is a life sentence of exile. Such a severe ‘one size fits all’ punishment cannot be the basis of our immigration system.”

“Deportation 101: From Raids to Deportation,” www.familiesforfreedom.org, June 26, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Founded in September 2002, FAMILIES FOR FREEDOM is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation. We are immigrant prisoners (detainees), former immigrant prisoners, their loved ones, or individuals at risk of deportation. We come from dozens of countries, across continents.”

“About FFF,” www.familiesforfreedom.org (accessed Nov. 12, 2007)

Mission:

“FFF seeks to repeal the laws that are tearing apart our homes and neighborhoods; and to build the power of immigrant communities as communities of color, to provide a guiding voice in the growing movement for immigrant rights as human rights.”

“About FFF,” www.familiesforfreedom.org (accessed Nov. 12, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) public charity
Quoted in:
  1. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?
  2. Should the Undocumented Parents of US Citizen Children Be Allowed to Remain in the United States?