Press conference addresses deported parents of child citizens

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The immigration issue of children who are separated from their deported and detained parents was addressed Tuesday.

It's believed more than 5,000 children are separated from their parents annually.  One report estimates that number at more than 15,000.

Many of these children end up in foster homes.

Experts on the topic discussed ways to improve the situation.

"These are U.S. citizen children. The majority of the children that are impacted by their parents detained are U.S. citizen children and they're the children in which, years from now, will be dealing with the ramificatian of what happens to their family," said Yali Lincroft from the First Focus Campaign For Children.

Agencies participating in Tuesday's press conference included derechos humanos and first focus.