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September 2017
  • “Donald Trump pledged to ‘show great heart’ to the young immigrants who had entered the country illegally as children, usually brought by their parents. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, put in place by President Obama, has helped nearly 800,000 people get an education, find work and live without fear. ‘I love these kids,’ Trump said of the so-called Dreamers. He vowed that they could ‘rest easy.’ Then on September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Obama’s executive action was being rescinded.” – Time, September 19, 2017
    • Nearly “two-thirds of Americans said they support a program allowing ‘Dreamers’ to stay in the U.S.,” according to an NBC News SurveyMonkey poll, NBC News, September 1, 2017
    • Six Dreamers sued the Trump Administration in San Francisco federal court arguing Washington “did not follow proper administrative procedure in rescinding DACA,” Reuters reported September 18. “It is among several lawsuits challenging the decision to end DACA, including two cases brought by state attorneys general.”
  • Performers Selena Gomez and Rita Moreno were noted in the September 18 issue of Time as “Firsts – Women Who Are Changing The World.” Gomez was acknowledged for being the first person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram, Moreno for being the first Latina to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
  • “The number of Hispanic students at all levels of school has grown by 4.8 million in the past decade (2006 to 2016) and by 9 million since 1996. This represents a doubling of the Hispanic student population in the last 20 years, a 102 percent increase.” – Hispanic Marketing 101, September 1, 2017
  • Hispanics have surpassed blacks as Chicago’s second largest racial group. Latinos accounted for 29.7 percent of the city’s population in 2016, according to newly released U.S. Census data. Blacks were 29.3 percent of the population and whites, 32.6 percent. – Chicago Sun-Times, September 14, 2017
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Mexico City “killed at least 217 people, nearly half of them in the capital, 32 years to the day after a devastating 1985 quake. The disaster came as Mexico was still reeling from a powerful tremor that killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country less than two weeks ago.” – Reuters, September 20, 2017
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