President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric made it clear that he intended to crack down on illegal immigration. Shortly after he took office, memoranda released by the Department of Homeland Security seemed to confirm his intentions. The department boosted hiring for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and expanded the list of crimes for which people could be deported.
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A conversation with community activist and Mexican immigrate Alizarina Rojas, Dr. Luke Smith, and Dr. Evan Ashkin about the undocumented community’s ongoing fear and the impact it’s having on their health.
The changes have instilled fear and anxiety among undocumented people in North Carolina, according to community advocates. Many people are afraid of being stopped and arrested while driving,
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