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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

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],

Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on the announcement that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would begin publishing the “Declined Detainer Outcome Report,” a report designed to shame local law enforcement agencies that decide not hold an individual beyond the point at which the person would otherwise be released from custody and to intimidate local agencies and cities with the veiled threat of losing federal funding:

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement, calling on Speaker Ryan and Republican leaders to remove Congressman Steve King from his position as Chair of the Constitution and Civil Justice Judiciary Subcommittee:

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), CHC Immigration Task Force Chair Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), and CHC Education and Labor Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas D. Homan to express outrage at a series of tweets that ICE issued on March 9, 2017 regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers.

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are hosting a series of events that will highlight the impact of immigration policy on the lives of everyday people. This comes as the Trump Administration ramps up immigration enforcement activity and takes a draconian stance on immigration policy.  

Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham joined other members of the CHC in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly opposing a policy that would separate children from their mothers at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order seeking to reinstate his Muslim and Refugee ban:

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly confirmed that the Administration is considering a policy that will separate children and mothers seeking asylum as they enter the country from Latin America:

Mar 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Virginia Democrats Congressman Don Beyer and Senator Tim Kaine joined Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham yesterday, with other elected officials and immigrants and leaders in immigration policy and advocacy, at the site of a recent ICE crackdown to decry President Trump’s abhorrent immigration Executive Orders and call for thoughtful, fair immigration policy.

Mar 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on the apprehension of Daniela Vargas, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who now faces deportation after speaking at a news conference in Mississippi: