from the National Catholic Reporter, June 27, 2011
CHICAGO -- Hundreds of silhouettes were planted like garage sale signs on the lawn at St. Xavier University in Chicago, the white writing on the black paper giving only the name and country of an immigrant recently deported or facing deportation. These faces represented only a fraction of the nearly 400,000 people deported from the United States every year, but behind each was a story of a family torn apart.
The number of deportations has risen under the Obama Administration, prompting faith-based organizations to advocate for families being ripped apart by the process. CLICK HERE to read more.