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>> Since President Donald Trump vowed to enforce more aggressive immigration measures, undocumented immigrants in the US are scrambling to figure out what to do with their children if they're deported, and the kids who are often US citizens, stay behind. Reuters Correspondent, Mica Rosenberg.>> Well, mostly their fear is what will happen to their children, for example, if they have some sort of contact with immigration authorities while they're at work, their children are at school, they're separated, there's confusion.
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So they wanna make sure that there's a paper trail to give people responsibility over their children if that happens.>> Many parents are rushing to lawyers to designate temporary guardianships for their children. One immigration advocacy group in Los Angeles said it is now getting about 50 requests a week for guardianships.
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Last year, the group received about two requests a month.>> So, the lawyers are advising that either people sign letters that are notarized, that designate a particular person who will be in charge of their children, preferably a US citizen or someone who has legal papers here. Or even taking the next step of signing a power of attorney letter, giving that person legal rights as to their children.
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>> About five million children in the US are living with at least one parent who is in the country illegally according to a recent study. Most of those children are US citizens. Despite the crack down, legal experts say the likelihood of both parents being deported is still slim, as most people sent away are men