Allison Van Dam

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ICE Twitter messages fuel deportation fears for student, 19

<b>(CNN) —</b> Elias Rosenfeld, who emigrated from Venezuela to the United States as a boy in 2004, has faced a precarious future for most of his young life.<p>A few years after their family arrived in Florida, his mother died of cancer. Elias and his sister moved in with their undocumented father.<p>But the …

Immigration

The Myth of the U.S. Immigration Crisis

The country doesn't have a wave of undocumented workers. That ended a decade ago.<p>With the rise of Donald Trump, anti-immigrant sentiment has reached levels not seen in decades in the U.S. Anger against illegal immigration and fear of refugees, previously confined to the fringes of the Republican …

Immigration

One County Saw a 27% Drop in Assaults After It Helped Enforce Immigration Law. Here’s the Rest of the Story.

In July 2007, the elected board of a growing county in Northern Virginia adopted a controversial resolution requiring the police department to …

Immigration

Illegal immigration from Mexico down 40 percent in Trump’s first month

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, Homeland Security …

Family of grandma deported to Mexico ‘hurting’ in her absence

Adriana Aparicio is struggling to figure out ways to tell her two daughters that their beloved grandmother will not be returning home.<p>Her mother, …

New Yorkers create underground network to protect illegal immigrants from Donald Trump crackdown

They get together to make dinners. They teach one another English and Spanish. They exchange phone numbers for a day they hope will never come.<p>Since …

US Immigration Crimes: How Donald Trump May Be Creating Fake News About Immigrants Every Week

The United States' biggest opponent of fake news may be creating some of his own.<p>After a successful campaign centered around vows to crack down on …

Latinos Feel the Sting of Trump’s Presidency

Five years ago, before Latino people worried much about Donald Trump, Oscar Saldivar stood in my living room in Los Angeles and told me a story. He began to weep.<p>Saldivar is a building contractor and a Mexican immigrant. I had hired his construction company to add a room to my home. We’re both …