“Me and my dad were able to see her, handcuffed and being put into this van.”
This month, the Supreme Court will make a final ruling on the Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). It has the potential to impact the lives of millions. These American citizens or lawful permanent residents are literally watching Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrest and take their parents and family members. Now that the Obama administration has green-lit a new round of immigration raids, families like these live in more fear than ever. How would you react to seeing your father surrounded by 15 officers with guns shouting demands? Not only are many young adults and teenagers watching their parents be forcibly removed (some even held at gun point), but ICE gives no notification to the family about the status of their loved ones. While they think they might be at the detention center lining up legal council, they, in reality, could already be halfway to Nogales, Mexico.