This poses an interesting dilemma for people who want to deport unauthorized immigrants to their home countries. Do you break up the families? What happens when they grow up and they can vote? I know in my family, we don’t forget the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the early-mid 90s that spurred us to become citizens.
In addition, a growing share of the children of unauthorized immigrant parents–73%–were born in this country and are U.S. citizens.