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September 2020
  • “A federal appeals court ruled (September 14) that the Trump administration acted within its authority in terminating legal protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants to live and work legally in the United States, sometimes for decades, after fleeing conflict or natural disasters in their home countries.” – The New York Times, September 15, 2020
    • “Trump’s administration must stop detaining migrant children in hotels, a federal judge ruled,” NBC News reported September 5. The judge ordered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to “transfer all minors – both accompanied and unaccompanied – currently held in hotels to licensed facilities.”
    • A federal courtrejected President Trump’s order to exclude unauthorized immigrants from population counts that will be used next year to reallocate seats in the House of Representatives, ruling that it was so obviously illegal that a lawsuit challenging the order need not go to a trial.” – The New York Times, September 11, 2020
  • Hispanic voters say economy, health care and COVID-19 are the top issues in the 2020 presidential election. – Pew Research Center, September 11, 2020
  • “A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in November’s elections, exceeding the number of Black eligible voters for the first time.” – Pew Research Center, September 11, 2020
  • Actor John Leguizamo was featured September 15 as one of Hispanic Executive’s “Top 10 Líderes 2020.”
  • Lucita Hurtado, a Venezuelan born American painter, was noted as an “All-embracing artist” in the August 31 – September 7 issue of Time. Hurtado died August 13, two months before her 100th birthday.
  • Three years after back-to-back hurricanes ravaged the island, “Trump sought (September 18) to present himself as a friend of Puerto Rico, announcing $13 billion to rebuild its electric grid and repair schools.” – The New York Times, September 19, 2020
  • President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala has tested positive for COVID-19. – The New York Times, September 19, 2020
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