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August 2018
  • “A U.S. District Court judge in the District of Columbia ruled (August 3) that the Obama-era program offering temporary protected status to a cohort of immigrants brought here illegally as children must remain in place despite efforts by the Trump administration to dismantle it.” – NBC News, August 4, 2018
    • Trump administration officials acknowledged (August 16) that they have no system for tracking the tens of thousands of migrant children who are released from federal custody each year after traveling to the United States alone.” – The New York Times, August 17, 2018
    • “President Trump has repeatedly and vehemently denounced what he calls ‘chain migration,’ in which adult American citizens can obtain residency for their relatives. On (August 9) his Slovenian in-laws, Victor and Amalija Knavs became United States citizens in a private ceremony in Manhattan by taking advantage of that very same program.” – The New York Times, August 10, 2018
  • Mexican regional format radio stations remained the No. 1 choice among Hispanic radio consumers in 2017,” Ad Age reported August 13. “That’s followed by Spanish contemporary/ Spanish hot adult contemporary stations and the general-market format pop contemporary hit radio.”
  • Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll.” – Associated Press, August 9, 2018
  • “When officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico gathered a year ago to begin negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, many of those involved in the talks assumed there would be a hard road ahead. But few of them would have anticipated the current state of affairs: frayed relations between the United States and Canada, traditionally close economic and political partners, and a growing bond between the United States and Mexico, which President Trump has accused of stealing American manufacturing jobs.” – The New York Times, August 18, 2018
  • Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens has been arrested after President Nicolás Maduro accused him of involvement in (the August 4) alleged drone attack against him.” – BBC News, August 8, 2018
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