Alan Gomez, USA TODAY

Alan Gomez


Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Alan:

COVID-19 means Thanksgiving alone for many Americans

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, many will skip the big feast and spend Thanksgiving alone to protect themselves and their families. → Read More

Racism turned their neighborhood into 'Cancer Alley.’ Now they’re dying from COVID-19.

Americans living in "Cancer Alley" suffer from high rates of cancer. In this six-part series, USA TODAY investigates how racism fuels COVID-19 deaths. → Read More

'An unbelievable chain of oppression': America's history of racism was a preexisting condition for COVID-19

In a six-part series, USA TODAY investigates how racist policies of the past and present have fueled high COVID-19 deaths in communities of color. → Read More

Alleged unwanted hysterectomies and other abuses at ICE facility prompts investigation

Immigration attorneys said detainees described experiences where parts of their Fallopian tube and their ovaries had been removed while in custody. → Read More

Poll shows broad support for Trump's coronavirus immigration restrictions, little else

Most Americans support travel restrictions implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, but a poll finds disagreement over other immigration issues. → Read More

Humans 'not meant to be alone': Many Americans haven't seen or touched another person in 3 months because of COVID-19

States are reopening, but many people are still quarantining alone during the coronavirus pandemic, threatening their mental and physical health. → Read More

‘All night, my eyes are open’: After mass job losses, Americans forced to choose: Pay bills or buy food?

In seven weeks, 30 million Americans filed for unemployment. The economic crisis has hurt families, workers and businesses. → Read More

'Terrified of dying': Immigrants beg to be released from immigration detention as coronavirus spreads

More than 34,000 people are being detained by ICE, but the agency has ignored calls to release migrants most vulnerable to the coronavirus. → Read More

Worried about paying rent on April 1? What states are doing, and not doing, to help

With millions of rent payments due on April 1, some states have issued eviction moratoriums. Meanwhile, landlords are worried about their future. → Read More

New Donald Trump immigration policy could ban thousands of African immigrants from US

A Trump administration immigration policy has some African communities in the U.S. expressing fear about what happens next for their family members. → Read More

Sanders praises some of Castro's policies, angering Republicans and Democrats in Florida

Bernie Sanders praised portions of Cuba's socialist system. That's rarely a winning proposition in Florida, home to many Cuban Americans. → Read More

Chiefs DB Rashad Fenton goes from concession worker to Super Bowl winner

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Rashad Fenton wins Super Bowl title in same stadium where he once worked as a concession worker. → Read More

Before Super Bowl, Miami's Little Havana faces exodus of Cubans, pressure from developers

The once predominantly Cuban enclave is changing fast, with Cubans moving out and high-rise developers trying to move in. → Read More

J-Lo and Shakira prepare for historic, Hispanic Super Bowl halftime performance

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said their performances for the Super Bowl LIV halftime show come at a difficult time for Hispanics living in the U.S. → Read More

Arrival of Super Bowl LIV haunts Miami sports fans as most area teams struggle

The Super Bowl is arriving at a difficult time for Miami sports fans, since most of their teams are suffering through historically-bad stretches. → Read More

Super Bowl site Miami leads NFL in one category: player arrests

Besides the Super Bowl, metro Miami has been the site of at least 60 NFL player arrests and citations since 2000, far more than any other city. → Read More

Local governments spend millions caring for migrants dumped by Trump's Border Patrol

Migrants arrive exhausted, out of money, even sick from time in Border Patrol custody. Local governments spend millions for their care. → Read More

Immigration explainer: Is Trump following through on his campaign promises?

President Trump boasts that he's building his wall and slowing illegal immigration, but those claims tell only part of the story. We explain. → Read More

Undocumented immigrants on edge as new Trump immigration policy calls for more deportations

The Trump administration has nationalized the expedited removal process that allows ICE agents to deport people without any approval from a judge. → Read More

Death toll rises to 21 as El Paso struggles to recover from mass shooting

Residents of El Paso, Texas, tried to settle in to their new reality as victims' families struggled with losses after a mass shooting at a Walmart. → Read More