For those who do not have an Arizona address, you cannot e-mail the governor. You can contact her by mail, phone or fax:
The Honorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Telephone (602) 542-4331
Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883
Fax (602) 542-1381
2. Deportation and Children: The current issue of El Tiempo Latino highlights several studies on the impact of deportation of immigrants on children:
- Caught Between Systems: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Policies published by the children's advocacy group First Focus "reveals that the over 5 million children in the United States with at least one undocumented parent are at risk of unnecessarily entering the child welfare system when a parent is detained or deported...The report reinforces the need for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to consider the well-being of children and families not only in work-site raids, as outlined in previous policy, but in all ICE enforcement activities."
- Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children, a 2007 report published by National Council of La Raza and the Urban Institute, profiled three communities that experienced large-scale worksite raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Greeley, Colorado; Grand Island, Nebraska; and New Bedford, Massachusetts. It found that most of the children in those communities suffered significant negative consequences from the separation from their parents such as economic problems, fear, desolation, social stigma and psychological trauma.
- In February of this year, the Urban Institute put out a follow-up to the La Raza Report. Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations, providing in-depth details on parent-child separations, economic hardships, and children's well-being. Almost 5.5 million children, almost three-quarters of whom are U.S.-born citizens, live with unauthorized parents. The report notes that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has intensified enforcement activities through large-scale worksite arrests, home arrests, and arrests by local law enforcement. It provides recommendations on how to mitigate the harmful effects of immigration enforcement on children.