Nonprofits Are Deluged With Calls From Immigrants Concerned About Their Future

As a Dreamer, immigration advocate and political consultant, Ramiro Luna-Hinojosa has been through a lot of struggles for reform and progress in the immigrant community.But watching the election results on Nov. 8 go in favor of Donald Trump, who had repeatedly insulted Mexican immigrants and said he would deport all unauthorized immigrants, was like a kick in the stomach.And it left him distraught."I didn't want to leave the house," he recalled Thursday. "I kept asking myself, 'Is this what America is about?' It was a good two weeks before I could snap out of it."He wasn't alone.Thousands of immigrants and their families have felt the same uncertainty and fear, and local nonprofit organizations have been among the first to feel the impact.  Continue reading...

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