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June 2020
  • “The Supreme Court ruled (June 18) that the Trump administration may not immediately proceed with its plan to end a program protecting about 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation, dealing a surprising setback to one of President Trump’s central campaign promises. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion, joined by the court’s four more liberal members in upholding the executive action by President Barack Obama that established the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.” – The New York Times, June 19, 2020
  • Hispanic women, immigrants, young adults, those with less education (were) hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses.” In the case of Latinas, “more likely than others to be employed in leisure and hospitality services,” that industry shed 39 percent of its workforce from February to May. – Pew Research Center, June 9, 2020
  • “As the nation remained gripped by widespread protests against police brutality and systematic racism, black and Hispanic women won elections in multiple states (June 2),” The New York Times reported June 4. “Teresa Leger Fernandez, a progressive candidate who played up her deep roots in New Mexico defeated the former C.I.A. officer Valerie Plame early (June 3) in the Democratic primary election for the state’s Third Congressional District.”
  • The Supreme Court June 1 “upheld a key aspect of the federal response to the worst debt crisis in Puerto Rican history, one that threatened basic services like schools and hospitals,” by allowing the process created by Congress in 2016 to move forward. – The New York Times, June 2, 2020
  • Mexico is starting to bustle again as the country gradually reopens after a quarantine that hammered its economy. But many Mexicans, including medical experts, are worried the move has come too early, and will lead to more illness and death under a pandemic that has not been brought under control in Mexico and is surging across Latin America.” – The New York Times, June 6, 2020
  • Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández said “that he tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a small group of world leaders infected in the pandemic.” – The New York Times, June 18, 2020
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