Hispanic students express fear, uncertainty amid U.S. immigration clampdown
PORTLAND, Ore. – Countless immigrants across the country live in a climate of fear sparked by actions in the new administration, including President Donald Trump’s plan to build a U.S.-Mexico wall, his executive order on immigration enforcement and several highly public raids.
Alongside the concerns of adult immigrants are the worries of their children. At dinner tables and in classrooms, young Latinos are trying to make sense of overheard conversations, the onslaught of immigration-related stories disseminated by news outlets and activists, and – foremost – the instability in their families.
“Students are on edge, often distracted, occasionally distraught because they fear for