1930-1939 (Hispanic/Latinx)
Cable Act Amendment

Amendment to Cable Act declares that no American-born woman who loses her citizenship by marrying an alien ineligible for citizenship can be denied the right of naturalization at a later date.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo becomes the first Latino named to the U.S. Supreme court.

Platt Amendment Repealed

Under President Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy, the Platt Amendment is repealed, although the U.S. maintains its naval base in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rican Reconstruction Administration

As part of the New Deal, President Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Puerto Rican Reconstruction Administration (PRRA), which provides for agricultural development, public works, and electrification of the island.

El Congreso National del Pueblo de Habla Hispana

Guatemalan immigrant, Luisa Morena organizes El Congreso National del Pueblo de Habla Hispana (The National Congress of Spanish Speaking People). It is the first national effort to bring together Hispanic workers from diverse ethnic backgrounds.