Did you know that 100,000 who have been deported have children who are American citizens? Think about it, if each person has at least 2 - that adds up to 200,000 children. As the NYT notes, anti-immigrationist Mike Krikorian thinks that is just tough (I give the paper credit for at least saying who this guy is - other papers don't do that).
If you worry about crime, and delinquency, and high school drop outs, then worry about those 200,000 kids.
See "100,000 parents of citizens deported over 10 years," New York Times, February 14, 2009
Then there is our nasty Attorney General Michael Mukasey- who (I'm sure under orders) ruled that "immigrants have no constitutional right to effective legal representation in deportation hearings"
"Deportation and Due Process," New York Times, February 14, 2009, see dreamacttexas post "Last Kick in the face by Bush - Immigration, January 13, 2009
report by Department of Homeland Security on deported parents of U.S. citizens:100,000 Deportations