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As ICE widens its enforcement, U.S. citizens are seeing their families ripped apart.

More than four million U.S.-born children living in the United States have at least one undocumented immigrant parent. As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) widens its target for enforcement, more of these kids, U.S. citizens by birth, could see their families uprooted by the arrest, detention, and removal of their parents.

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Nationwide, the total number of U.S. ICE arrests jumped 30 percent from 2016 to 2017. VICE Correspondent Krishna Andavolu embedded with ICE agents to explore what it's like to be an American kid growing up in the shadow of deportation.

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