Author: Lilian

Looking for Sources for a Project on Deported People Leaving Their Children Behind

Dear Youth Voices Community,

I am Lilian Mancia, a senior at Fremont High School in the Media Academy.

The social inequity problem I am looking into is deportations and people leaving without their children. The demographic group I am most focused on for this inequity is Latinos that are men or women and their children. The reason I feel this is an inequity is that all people come to the U.S to have a better quality of living and almost all of them have not committed crimes. They also leave their children behind.

Right now, I believe a solution to this problem would be deporting people that have done illegal things and have committed crimes but never leave a child without one of their parents.

Some might argue that many people should be deported because the number of illegal people is huge, making my research focus debatable.

Fremont High School seniors are now curating sources to explain our inequity and its impact on society and to develop arguments for why and how this inequity needs to be addressed. If you have ideas for sources I should explore, please send me those ideas or links in the comment section. I would greatly appreciate your feedback and help.


Lilian Mancia
Fremont High School