"'Sacred ties existing between parent and child': Citizenship, Family, and Immigrant Parents", by Hidetaka Hirota, we're history
"The recent decision of the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges has reminded us of the significance of citizenship and family in American history. As in the history of gender and sexuality in the United States, few things are more important than citizenship and the notion of family unity in American immigration history. More than in the past, it might be fair to say, these topics shape the debate over immigration today. If the law demands the deportation of undocumented immigrant parents, what would happen to their American-born children who are citizens of the United States? Do they have to leave their own country with their parents, or do they have to find ways to live without their deported parents? Neither option sounds ideal. Perhaps the experience of Nellie Wilkie shows us what should be prioritized in American immigration policy."