I’m Alan Gomez, an immigration reporter at USA TODAY. AMA!
EDIT: That's all I have time to answer today. Thank you for some really great questions, and keep following my coverage at usatoday.com.
Hey everyone! I’m a Miami-based reporter for USA TODAY, and I’ve been covering immigration for a decade now. The immigration world is a chaotic one right now, with President Trump cutting off $450 million in aid to Central America and threatening to close the southern border to slow down the record-breaking numbers of Central American families trying to cross into the U.S.
I’ve covered immigration from every angle and every perspective. I used to be based in Washington, D.C., so I learned how the issue plays in Congress and the White House. I’ve been all along the southern border, so I’ve seen that side of it. I’ve traveled throughout the U.S. to see how immigration affects all kinds of American communities. And I’ve reported from Mexico, Central America, and South America, so I have a sense of the root causes of migration.
Ask me anything about my immigration reporting, and feel free to ask about any other stuff I’ve covered – Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba, Guantanamo Bay, cops, courts, hurricanes, and suicide squirrels.
Here are some of my recent bylines:
- Cutting aid and closing ports: Here's what's happening at the southern border
- Trump (again) threatens to seal U.S.-Mexico border. Can he do it?
- ICE sets record for arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record
- Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defends citizenship question on 2020 census
- Judge: Trump administration may have to reunite thousands of additional migrant families