What do you think about Anchor babies suing Pres. Obama to keep their illegal alien parents in the U.S.?
MIAMI (CBS4) ― Around 150 kids are filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama to stop the deportations of their parents until Congress performs a massive overhaul of the U.S. immigration laws. All of the children are U.S. citizens and they argue their constitutional rights are being violated because they would likely have to leave the country with their parents.
Little boys and girls of all ages packed a rally at the American Fraternity on West Flagler in Miami holding a piece of the American dream, an American flag, in their hand. The assistant executive director with American Fraternity Mira Hernandez said, "A lot of these children are suffering economically, psychologically, emotionally. If they’re left with a single parent, a lot of them don’t have enough money to buy school uniforms."
The organization is helping these children who are United States citizens fight for the rights of their parents who are being deported because they are not citizens. "We are trying to avoid that; we’re trying to avoid these children being orphaned, being left without their parents," said Hernandez.
One of the smaller voices at the rally, 10 year-old Ronald Soza said, "I find it very unfair that they took my parents, ’cause they’re not criminals. I don’t understand why they should take them."
Soza’s mother was deported and he now lives with only his father. Soza is hoping the courts step in and put a halt to deportations. He said, "I think they should change the laws so they don’t take them."
Attorneys for the children said the parents came to the U.S. before a 1996 immigration law changed and made it more difficult for the parents to become legal residents.
The kids first brought the suit against former President George W. Bush’s administration. It was refilled in January in Miami.