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Wed, May 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT

The Obama Administration has deported some 1.5 million people since taking office and as Colorlines.com revealed last year, more than one in five are parents of U.S. citizens. Many more have other relatives here. As the comprehensive immigration reform bill [moves from committee to the Senate floor](http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/05/senate_committee_sends_immigratio...), many immigrants and immigration reform advocates will be watching a provision that would permit some deportees to return to the United States if they left behind U.S. citizen spouses, children or parents. Now, a set of new reports and investigations reveal what's at stake as members of Congress consider what some advocates are calling the "right to return" provision: without a legal route to come back, many are travelling back over the border to reunite with their family, and thousands are ending up dead in the desert or locked up in federal prison.