After many elections in which Latino voters had been important but not decisive, Latino leaders had hoped they would finally be able to say that they had delivered the presidency — in this case, to Hillary Clinton.
When Latino colleagues from across NPR shared their families' immigration stories for Hispanic Heritage Month, they exposed a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, contradiction and triumph.
Francheska Garcia remembered her friend, Jonathan Camuy, who was killed in Sunday's mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Like many Puerto Ricans, Camuy had moved to Florida to escape Puerto Rico's economic crisis.
Hundreds protest President Obama's immigration policy, marching to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix in 2013. Many Latinos who supported the president have become frustrated by his administration.
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Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera salutes the fans as he leaves the field after a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Jan. 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Diana Venegas, a nursing student at Samuel Merritt University, in Oakland, Calif., takes a patient's blood pressure at a recent health fair at Allen Temple Baptist Church.