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September 2019
  • “The Supreme Court (September 11) allowed the Trump administration to bar most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The court said the administration may enforce new rules that generally forbid asylum applications from people who had traveled through another country on their way to the United States without being denied asylum in that country.” – The New York Times, September 12, 2019 … In a related story, “The nation’s immigration judges lost a key leader this week, the latest in a string of departures at the top of the system amid a backlog of cases and a migrant crisis at the southwestern border.” – The New York Times, September 14, 2019
  • “The vast majority of Latinos are U.S. citizens. About 79 percent of Latinos living in the country are U.S. citizens, up from 74 percent in 2010.” – Pew Research Center, September 16, 2019
  • “Presidential Democratic candidate Julian Castro and Sandra Campos, CEO of Diane von Furstenburg, were among the “Top 10 Líderes 2019” ranked by Hispanic Executive, September 19, 2019
  • Only 3 percent of the 100 top-grossing films from 2007 to 2018 “featured Latino actors in lead or co-lead roles,” despite Hispanics accounting for “18.1 percent of the nation’s population.” – The New York Times, September 2, 2019
  • “Over the past three years, hundreds of schools have closed across Puerto Rico. Their ruins are among the most visible evidence of the island’s vicious circle of poor governance, neglect by Washington and environmental catastrophe.” – The New York Times Magazine, September 15, 2019
  • Costa Rican Diplomat Christiana Figueres was among 15 women “on the front line of the climate-change battle” featured by Time in its September 23 Special Climate Issue.
  • The annual price tag at Guantánamo is $13 million for each of the 40 prisoners being held there. With additional expenses, the yearly operation cost exceeds $540 million. – The New York Times, September 17, 2019
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