Tuesday, May 16, 2006
While Congress debates about the fate of 12 million unauthorized immigrants, it is important to keep in mind that they have more than 5 million children. Two-thirds of these children are U.S.-born citizens, a share that increases to 93 percent among those under age 6. If unauthorized parents are forced to leave the country, they will have to make a difficult choice: whether to leave their children behind or take them to another country. To learn more, there is a new fact sheet from the Urban Institute.