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Beyer, Don. "The Economic State of the Hispanic Community in America."PDF,20-economicstateofthehispaniccommunityinamerica-final1.pdf. Accessed 23 Oct. 2022."The more than 60 million Hispanics living in the United States — making up just over 18% ofthe population — have made significant contributions and progress in the economy.Before the pandemic, an increasing number of Hispanics were starting businesses, takingon professional leadership roles and continuing to make meaningful contributions acrossthe U.S. economy. Hispanics achieved notable gains in educational attainment: thepercent of Hispanics with a bachelor's degree or higher nearly doubled in the last twodecades. According to a 2018 study by Brookings, Hispanics were 22% of the Americanmiddle class.".Krogstad, Jens Manuel. "The Economy Is a Top Issue for Latinos, and They're More Upbeatabout It."Pew Research Center, Michael Dimock, 15 July 2016,heyre-more-upbeat-about-it/. Accessed 23 Oct. 2022."Hispanics lag the U.S. public on a variety of other economic measures. For example, Hispanicshad a median household income of $42,500 in 2014, compared with $53,700 for allhouseholds. Hispanics had a 23.6% poverty rate in 2014, compared with 14.8% amongall households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau."Library of Congress, editor. "Depression and the Struggle for Survival."Library of Congress,-survival/#. Accessed 23 Oct. 2022."The Great Depression of the 1930s hit Mexican immigrants especially hard. Along with the jobcrisis and food shortages that affected all U.S. workers, Mexicans and MexicanAmericans had to face an additional threat: deportation. As unemployment swept theU.S., hostility to immigrant workers grew, and the government began a program ofrepatriating immigrants to Mexico. Immigrants were offered free train rides to Mexico,and some went voluntarily, but many were either tricked or coerced into repatriation, andsome U.S. citizens were deported simply on suspicion of being Mexican. All in all,hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants, especially farmworkers, were sent out of

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