03/30/2013 09:31 am ET

Immigration Policy Is Tearing Apart Families


WASHINGTON — The nation's policy on illegal immigration is breaking up families and not deterring repeat border crossers, says a University of Arizona study, which called for those factors to be addressed in any reform.

The report, released Thursday, was based on interviews with more than 1,100 illegal immigrants deported to Mexico over the past six years. It said nearly a quarter of the deportees have children in the United States who are citizens, and more than a third see the U.S. as their home.

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