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President Obama’s executive order, which will protect some 3.7 million undocumented parents from being deported, will bring some “temporary relief” to many of the children under the care of Nora Sandigo.
Since 2006, Sandigo has become the legal guardian of 817 U.S.-born children whose undocumented parents have been deported, detained or are at high risk of deportation.
Most of the children she cares for will benefit because their parents may not face deportation if they meet the requirements laid out under Obama’s plan. However, about 10 percent of the children, whose parents have already been deported, will not see any solution to their family’s separation because the executive order does not include a plan to reunite families.