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January 2018
  • “Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced,” reported the January 9 edition of The New York Times. “It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most consequential to date.”
    • “Prominent House Republicans stepped forward (January 10) with a vision of immigration policy that clashed fiercely with President Trump’s recent overtures of bipartisanship and highlighted how difficult it will be for Congress and the president to reach accord.” – The New York Times, January 11, 2018
    • “The Trump administration is seeking new authority to acquire land near the Southern border with Mexico as part of its plan to quickly build immigration barriers, angering activists who said it would violate liberties and endanger the environment.” – The New York Times, January 13, 2018
  • Three-quarters of U.S. Latinos get their news from internet sources, nearly equal to the share who do so from television.” – Pew Research Center, January 11, 2018
  • “By a number of socioeconomic measures – poverty, income, educational attainment, unemployment and incarceration – Massachusetts has the worst inequality between its white and Hispanic residents of any state. While the typical white household in Massachusetts earns $82,029 a year – the fifth most of any state – the median income for Hispanic households is just $39,742.” – 24/7 Wall St., January 19, 2018
  • “Only 2 percent of Fortune 1000 company board seats are held by U.S. Latinos and 0.5 percent are held by U.S. Latinas.” – Hispanic Executive, January/ February 2018
  • “The U.S. state department has warned tourists to ‘completely avoid’ five states in Mexico because of rampant crime levels and gang activity.” They are Sinaloa on the western coast, Tamaulipas on the eastern coast as well as the southern states of Michoacán, Colima and Guerrero. – BBC News, January 11, 2018
  • Ecuador “granted citizenship to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks cofounder who has been living in a tiny room in the South American country’s London embassy since seeking political asylum in 2012.” – The New York Times, January 12, 2018
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