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Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights

The Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights Task Force works to protect the civil rights, housing and voting rights of the Latino community.  The task force oversees issues such as the Voting Rights Act, hate crimes, and housing fairness.

Members:
Rep. José Serrano, Co-Chair
Rep. Norma Torres, Co-Chair
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

More on Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights

Apr 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Tri-Caucus – which is composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to oppose any efforts that would restrict the President’s authority under the Antiquities Act and that would eliminate or reduce the boundaries of any existing national monument.
 
Apr 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement in response to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kelly’s comment challenging lawmakers who don’t like its immigration enforcement actions to “shut up” or change the law:
 
Apr 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Session’s announcement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will focus even more resources on immigration offenses:

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans voting to change the Senate rules in order to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court:

Apr 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham sent letters to 16 Democratic Governors urging them to provide immigrant communities with resources and information to better understand and cope with President Trump’s hardline immigration enforcement actions.

Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Session’s approval of the Department of Homeland Security’s arrest policy and his expansion of the Department of Justice’s expedited removal program:

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and 14 members of the CHC sent a letter to the head of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security in response to the threat that local jurisdictions would lose federal funding if they choose not to use local resources for federal immigration enforcement.  

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, CHC Immigration Task Force Chair Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, and 18 members of the CHC sent a letter calling on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee. The signers ask the Appropriation’s leaders to reject the President’s proposed FY2017 supplemental budget request for an additional $3 billion to implement his executive orders on border security and interior immigration enforcement.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threat to deny federal funding to cities and law enforcement agencies that in the absence of an arrest warrant or felony conviction do not hold an individual beyond the point at which the person would otherwise be released from custody:

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham is asking attorneys general from across the United States to scrutinize the new policies and tactics used by immigration officials, and if necessary to take legal action on behalf of their states.

COPY OF LETTER

March 22, 2017

[Name]
Attorney General
[State]
[Address]
 

Dear [Name],