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June 2019
  • The Democratic-led House passed legislation (June 4) to grant a path to citizenship to about 2.5 million immigrants whose legal protections President Trump has moved to end, advancing a measure that highlights the bitter partisan differences over immigration.” – New York Times, June 5, 2019
    • “The Trump administration is suspending educational, legal and recreational programs for migrant children in its custody, saying an influx of children crossing the border without a parent or legal guardian was putting a ‘tremendous strain’ on the resources of the agency tasked with housing them.” – Reuters, June 5, 2019
    • “The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants in the United States declined so sharply over the past decade that they no longer are the majority of those living in the country illegally, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.” – Pew Research Center, June 12, 2019
  • Julio Portalatin, president and CEO of Mercer, is among the “Best of the Boardroom” in this quarter’s issue of Hispanic Executive.
  • Andy Ruiz Jr., son of Mexican immigrants, “became the unlikely heavyweight boxing champion on June 1 by pummeling and repeatedly knocking down Anthony Joshua, the chiseled, unbeaten British champion.” – New York Times, June 16, 2019
  • Mexico has deployed 6,000 members of its National Guard on its border with Guatemala in an attempt to stem the flow of migrants heading to the US.” – BBC News, June 7, 2019
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Spain are among the 24 countries with teams playing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. – FIFA Women’s World Cup, June 18, 2019
  • Guatemala’s presidential election (June 16) produced no clear winner, and will head to a runoff in August between a former first lady of the country and a former prisons director.” – New York Times, June 18, 2019
  • The cause of a blackout that stripped all of mainland Argentina and Uruguay of power June 17 was still under investigation after power had largely been returned to both countries. Heavy rains were suspected. – New York Times, June 17, 2019
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