NYT Report: 300,000 U.S. Citizen Children Follow Parents to Mexico

The mass deportation of parents means that many families are left with no choice but to relocate children from their homes in U.S.

By Seth Freed Wessler Jun 19, 2012

In just five years between 2005 and 2010, about 300,000 U.S. citizen children moved from their homes in the United States to follow their parents who were deported to Mexico or returned on their own volition. The children form what the [New York Times described](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/world/americas/american-born-children-struggle-to-adjust-in-mexico.html?pagewanted=all) in a story today as "an entire generation of children who blur the line between Mexican and American."