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July 2020
  • U.S. immigration officials have spread the coronavirus to hundreds of detainees with transfers between detention centers, according to a Reuters analysis of court records and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data. – Reuters, July 17, 2020
  • Naturalization backlog could keep nearly three quarters of a million immigrants from voting in November. “Nationwide, more than 700,000 people had pending naturalization applications as of March 31, according to the most recent data available from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported July.17. “It will be almost impossible for those who applied in January to have their applications processed in time for the election.”
  • “From 2010 to 2019, the U.S. population increased by 18.9 million and Hispanics accounted for more than half (52 percent) of this growth, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.” – Pew Research Center, July 10, 2020
  • Goya Foods, whose products are a staple of American households, became the target of a boycott and considerable backlash (July 10) after its leader (CEO Bob Unanue) praised President Trump.” Unanue’s comments “drew swift condemnation on social media from people who were upset that a company whose products are popular among Latinos and others would so openly support a president who has vilified immigrants, especially those from Latin America.” – The New York Times, July 11, 2020
  • For the first time ever at the University of California, Hispanic students are “now the largest ethnic or racial group of incoming freshmen, making up 36 percent of the nearly 80,000 admitted students.” – CBS News, July 17, 2020
  • Mexico topped 30,000 COVID-19 deaths (July 4), overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest death toll since the coronavirus outbreak began.” – The Associated Press, July 5, 2020
  • President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, who has railed against social distancing measures and repeatedly downplayed the threat of the coronavirus as the epidemic in his country became the second-worst in the world, said (July 7) that he, too, had been infected.” – The New York Times, July 8, 2020
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