Many Pennsylvania households include family members who came to the U.S. from other countries of origin. Sometimes, family members live in separate homes from their relatives, within the same community. If legal status problems arise regarding deportation, it can be devastating for entire families and communities.
A recent case has been making headline news, concerning a 26-year-old woman who resides in the U.S. under protected status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. She was traveling with her 5-year-old daughter when she was pulled over in a traffic stop. The situation led to her detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. She and her child were later released.