Should Children of Illegal Immigrants Be Deported?

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Do the children of illegal immigrants deserve our support? Credit: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images

Immigration reform is about as hot a topic as there is right now. One aspect of this issue is children whose parents are in the United States illegally.

An editorial in the Houston Chronicle says that "these youngsters are not lawbreakers." The paper's editorial board support the passage of the DREAM Act, legislation that, if passed, would provide some illegal immigrants with a path to citizenship. The bill, which appears to be generally supported by Democratic politicians and is being routinely denounced by their GOP counterparts, also has the support of many religious figures.

What do you think? Should children of illegal immigrants be deported? Or are they, as the Chronicle calls them, "victims of circumstances" who deserve our support?

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