Arizona law requires immigrants to carry alien registration documents at all times and allows police to question if they “suspect” anything.
Marco Rubio, a second-generation Cuban American, is elected U.S. Senator representing Florida.
Latinos became the largest ethnic group in the state of California.
Hispanics make up about one-sixth of the U.S. population—nearly 51 million people. By the middle of the century, the Latino population is projected to become nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis, the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
Writer/director Alfonso Cuarón becomes the first Latino to win an Oscar for Best Director while his collaborator Emmanuel Lubeski wins for cinematography for their film Gravity – both are from Mexico.
United Airlines names Oscar Muñoz as its new CEO.
American presidential candidate Ted Cruz is the first Latino, of either party, to win a Texas presidential primary.
Geisha Williams becomes the first Latina American to lead a fortune 500 company, the PG&E Corporation.
Four Hispanic Americans win Prudential 2017 Positive Impact Awards in the fields of Community Revitalization, S.T.E.M. Star, Professional Empowerment, and Financial Education.