Any immigrant can be ordered with deportations, meaning an order to return to their country of origin. This possibility is higher when the immigrant in question is an illegal immigrant. Deportations are a constant threat to illegal immigrants and for those individuals with families, the effects of a deportation present even further difficulties.
Family relationships are considered to be the most important bonds that a human being can forge with another. When a legal or illegal immigrant is deported back to their country of origin and leaves behind their family in the United States, the hurt and pain can be devastating. However, just because an illegal immigrant is deported does not mean that their family is required to go with them back to their country of origin. Deportations may affect the entire family, but they do not necessarily cause the entire family unit to leave the United States.
Many illegal immigrants who are deported have their families remain behind in the United States for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are financial in nature. If the remaining family members are able to get a decent job and plan-out a decent living, then it may be possible for the deported individual to receive financial help even after they are back in their home country.
Man–both legal and illegal immigrants–send a good portion of their income back to their country of origin so that their family members can support themselves more comfortably then they would have been able to. Many immigrants also come to America so that they are able to save up enough money to return to their home country one day and purchase land or start a business. Despite any deportations, the extradited family member may wish for their family to continue to work toward this dream.
Other reasons that a legal or illegal immigrant will leave their family in the United States are emotionally based. It is a general opinion that families should not be separated, but many immigrants who came to the United States in search of a better life still want their family to be able to pursue that lifestyle. There are also legal reasons for a deported legal or illegal immigrant to want their family to remain in the United States. With family in the United States, it may be easier for the immigrant to regain entrance to the United States, either legally or illegally.
Deportations in the family present specific issues when considering children. If parents are served a divorce order, the issue of what to do with children can confound the strongest families. If the option to leave the child with a relative does not exist, many consider allowing the children to enter a facility catered to their need. This will often allow the child to stay in the country, a notion often considered if the deportation would result in returning to an unsafe area or country.
The reasons for the greater ease of access may vary, but usually the financial benefits of the family members who didn’t face deportations are a large factor. Higher income means a higher chance of being able to legally fight for a chance to return to the United States. However, higher income for illegal immigrants may also mean that they have more resources at their disposal to use to sneak back into the United States undetected.