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January 2019
  • “President Trump, facing a growing public backlash over the partial government shutdown, shifted course (January 19) and offered Democrats a deal: temporary protections for roughly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the southern border. But the proposal, which Mr. Trump unveiled in a 13-minute address from the White House, appeared dead on arrival in the Capitol.” – The New York Times, January 20, 2019
    • Trump’s deal drew immediate fire. “Immigrant advocates denounced it as cruel. The conservative right howled that it was amnesty.” – The New York Times, January 20, 2019
    • “A federal district judge (January 15) struck down the Trump administration’s plan to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census, ruling that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross exceeded his authority under federal law.” – USA Today, January 15, 2019
  • Some “95 percent of English-first US Hispanics prefer English when using digital devices, 70 percent of bilingual US Hispanics prefer English and more than half (52 percent) of Spanish-first” Hispanics prefer English.” – Hospitality Net, January 19, 2019
  • Julian Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced (January 12) that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination,” The New York Times reported January 12. “Among Democrats frequently mentioned as 2020 contenders, he is the only Latino and also one of the youngest.”
  • PG&E Corp. CEO Geisha Williams stepped down. Her “resignation means the U.S.’s top 500 companies by revenue has lost its first and only Latina chief executive, according to Fortune data.” – Fortune, January 14, 2019
  • Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda brought “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico for a 17-day run hoping its production will call attention to the island’s needs and riches as well an increase in spending. – The New York Times, January 14, 2019
  • Former Mexican President Enrique Peña accepted a $100 million bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, a witness has testified” in a New York City courtroom. – BBC News, January 15, 2019
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