An immigration lawyer in Houston has suggested that more than one-third of the children of foreign-born immigrants who were born in the U.S. are now expected to be deported, a report said Thursday.
The lawyer, Jennifer McBride, who is not identified in the report because she is not licensed to practice law, said she believes the number is as high as 50 percent, but she does not have access to the full numbers because the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency does not keep a full count of the number of children.
The attorney, who has advised clients on immigration matters, said the children she has handled have been in custody for years, and they are “treated as adults.”
“There is a lot of frustration,” McBride said in an interview.
“A lot of them feel like they’re not being taken care of.
There’s a lot that they feel like is happening in their lives and that’s not being done.”
The report from McBride’s Houston firm, McBride & Associates, did not say which children were involved in the lawsuit.
But in a statement, ICE said it was committed to reducing the number and impact of child trafficking and child exploitation by providing more information about how and why these children have been brought to the U-S.
McBride declined to comment on specific cases.”ICE’s efforts to stem the flow of foreign children to our country are a top priority, and ICE’s continued work with local law enforcement agencies will help ensure the integrity of our immigration enforcement efforts,” ICE spokeswoman Heather Swift said in a written statement.
The immigration suspension suspension law is meant to keep children from being deported after they are detained by immigration authorities.
If the law is violated, children may be deported without any charge.
But ICE and other immigration advocates have been trying to change the law to prevent children from arriving at the U, but it is unclear if the number has been reduced.
The agency has also asked for public comment on whether the suspension law should be expanded to include children.
In a separate report Thursday, The Washington Post reported that U.N. experts have said it would be difficult to enforce the suspension of deportation because of the limited resources and the lack of a way to hold people accountable.
It said the U of S would need to build its capacity for the children, which would require the agency to invest in new technology and hiring more attorneys to help the U deal with children in detention.
The U.K. government, which has a large immigration population, has said it is prepared to help if the suspension were extended.
A government spokeswoman declined to say whether it was willing to provide legal support for the U to enforce its immigration laws.
McBride said the law was enacted to protect the children.
“The idea behind this law is to protect our children, but also to protect those in our society who are the most vulnerable,” McBryde said.
“We want to help them.
We are trying to do that through the legal system, but we can’t do that without our lawyers and our attorneys can’t help them without their lawyers.”
McBride has said that many children who are born in Texas, Georgia, and other states do not qualify as U.B.I. children because of a loophole that allows immigrants to be released from custody without a charge and to work.
She said it makes sense to put limits on immigration to prevent people from exploiting children in this way.