For sometimes now the department of immigration and customers enforcement has been deporting immigrants that are living in the country illegally, even those that have not committed any crimes. The deportation process has proved to have a lot of adverse effects to the families that have been separated. Below are some of the adverse effects of deportation to the people that are left behind.
Among the consequences are that more children are ripped off of their parents and they have to be raised by foster parents. This has happened to those kids whose parents have been proved to be illegal immigrants and they are deported back to their country. These kids that are citizens in the country end up being raised by other parents. Being separated from parents and ending up in the hands of people that are not even related to the kids is a traumatic experience to the kids. Secondly, deportation has led to the rise of single parents in the country. If one parent is deported one family is left to deal with all the needs of the family. This is stressful especially in this tough economic times where the income from both parents is needed to keep the family going. The parent that is left behind is also left with the task of dealing with the immigration services and bring back their partners back in the country.
The third effect of deportation of parents is the financial distress this has caused the remaining family. As said earlier on we are living in hard economic times where money is not easy to come by. When one parent lives especially the breadwinner, other parents and the kids are left to bear the burden by themselves and they might end up doing jobs that are not pleasing just to put food on the table. The fourth consequence is that people live in constant fear of being separated from their loved ones. Those kids that have experienced the deportation of their parents are always afraid that they are going to be deported to. These worrying is not healthy since it can lead to other mental health conditions to the kids.
People that have seen their families deported are usually hesitant to ask for help from law enforcers. These people are not usually ready to ask for help from law enforcers because they are not sure what the law enforcers will do to them. They are also scared of going to hospitals whenever they are sick because they do want to give any information that might make at risk of being deported. As a result they do not go to a hospital, and this can lead to worse medical problems that can take a turn with their lives.
Children from families that have family members that have been deported either a family member or a sibling are more likely to perform poorly in school. It has also been proved that family members are likely to show symptoms of mental health problems.