Parents Fearing Deportation are Choosing Guardians for their U.S. Children.

Parents who immigrated illegally to the United States, and who now fear deportation due to their citizenship status, and current political climate, have begun securing care for their children in the event they are expelled from the country; fearing their minor children could end up in foster care if both parents are deported. While deportation of both [illegal] parents remains unlikely, having a legal document naming a guardian for the minor in the event both parents are deported, or not able to care for the minor, is a sound act [for all parents, regardless of citizenship status] that can give parents and children alike a sense of stability and control under uncertain circumstances.