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A Mexican American woman listens to a prayer in Los Angeles for immigrant workers who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. Photo: Lucy Nicholson/AFP via Getty Images

Around 250 Latinos were killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, including some undocumented immigrants from Latin America whose families faced daunting tasks to prove they even existed.

Why it matters: As the nation prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, advocates are working to memorialize the toll the attacks had on Latinos, whose sacrifices that day are often overlooked.

By the numbers: Of the more than 2,700 people killed at the World Trade Center, 9% were Hispanic, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

  • Latino men accounted for 177 of the deaths at the World Trade Center.
  • Latinas comprised of 81 deaths.

Details: The Windows on the World restaurant that sat at the top of the North Tower of the World Trade Center employed a number of Latino immigrants.

The Puerto Rico Urban Search and Rescue Task Force being honored on Sept. 11, 2002, in Spanish Harlem, New York. Photo: Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images

The first responders: Dennis Mojica‚ 50‚ a lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department, was among the firefighters killed while trying to save people from the World Trade Center. The Puerto Rico Urban Search & Rescue Task Force would later honor him.

The intrigue: The documentary Seen But Not Heard follows the lives of four women from Mexico who lost loved ones on Sept. 11. They worked as waiters, cooks, or delivery workers; all were undocumented immigrants.

  • The film shows how the women struggled to support their families as they tried to convince authorities that their husbands and boyfriends existed. Some were able to access the compensation fund; others were not.

Don't forget: Fernando Jiménez Molinar, 21, of Oaxaca, Mexico, failed to return from his job delivering pizzas two blocks from the collapsed twin towers on Sept. 11, according to the Latino immigrant advocacy group Asociación Tepeyac.

  • He is among the missing workers not included in the official toll of those who died when the Twin Towers collapsed. Authorities can't prove he existed.
  • Tepeyac keeps a database of missing immigrant workers from the attacks.
Dennis Diaz, a member of Local 100 of the SEIU, looks over the Wall of Prayers for 80 union members killed on Sept. 11. Photo: Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images

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Government Accountability Office hits media for lacking Latinos

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Latinos are severely underrepresented in the media industry and have made few gains in film, television, or newsrooms since 2014, according to a preliminary U.S. Government Accountability Office report.

The big picture: The study by Congress's watchdog followed a request from U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), who has been speaking out about the lack of Hispanic staffers in media outlets and the stereotypes that persist from that exclusion.

Special Envoy for Haiti resigns over deportation of migrants and asylum-seekers

Daniel Foote testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on May 26, 2016. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Special Envoy for Haiti on Wednesday resigned from his position, writing in his resignation letter obtained by PBS that he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees."

Why it matters: Ambassador Daniel Foote's resignation comes amid heightened anger over the treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers living in a temporary encampment in Del Rio, Texas — especially after images surfaced of Border Patrol agents whipping at the migrants from horseback.

First-time homebuyers shrink as prices spike

Data: National Association of Realtors; Chart: Axios Visuals

Home sales cooled as prices continued to heat up in August.

Driving the news: The share of first-time existing homebuyers (29%) last month was the smallest in two years, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors.

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