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March 2019
  • “A dozen Republicans joined Senate Democrats (March 14) to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border, arguing that the president had exceeded his powers in trying to build a border wall over Congress’s objections.” – The New York Times, March 14, 2019
    • “The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has once again broken records, with apprehensions nearly double what they were a year ago, suggesting that the Trump administration’s aggressive policies have not discouraged new migration.” – The New York Times, March 6, 2019
    • A second “federal judge issued a ruling (March 6) blocking the Trump administration from including a citizenship question on the 2020 census.” – Yahoo News, March 6, 2019
  • Like all American workers, Hispanics appear to be on a path to recovery following the 2007 recession. But there’s a sharp contrast between U.S. born Hispanics “whose incomes in 2017 were 6 percent less than in 2007 – and of foreign-born Latinos, whose incomes were 14 percent higher.” – Pew Research Center, March 7, 2019
  • Hispanic American birthrates “fell by 31 percent from 2007 to 2017” as many Latinas “are delaying childbearing to finish school and start careers, just like other American-born women.” – The New York Times, March 7, 2019
  • Beto O’Rourke, the youthful Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year (March 14) launched a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.” He becomes the second Hispanic in the race, following Julian Castro who announced in January. – Reuters, March 14, 2019
  • “Hundreds of Puerto Ricans filled a coliseum (March 15) to speak at a first of its kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two years after Hurricane Maria.” – Associated Press, March 15, 2019
  • “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced (March 12) the withdrawal of all remaining American personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating political situation in the South American country.” – United Press International, March 12, 2019
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