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Latinos say they and their loved ones have faced widespread job losses and serious illness due to COVID-19. Despite this, nearly two-thirds of Latinos say the worst of the coronavirus outbreak is behind the country, and 49% say they are satisfied with the nation’s direction, up from 20% in June 2020.
Latinos agree that the U.S. immigration system needs an overhaul; large shares say it requires major changes or needs to be completely rebuilt.
The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended nearly 100,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, a return to levels last seen in mid-2019.
There were nearly 60 million Latinos in the United States in 2017, accounting for approximately 18% of the total U.S. population.