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Immigration and Border Issues

The Immigration and Border Issues Task Force provides a national voice and leadership with regard to immigration and border issues, both within the halls of Congress and on behalf of diverse communities across the United States.  

Members:
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, Co-Chair
Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Co-Chair
Rep. Joaquin Castro
Rep. Juan Vargas
Rep. Filemon Vela
Senator Robert Menendez

 

More on Immigration and Border Issues

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - On Friday, July 28th, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez and 117 colleagues introduced the American Hope Act of 2017. Recent actions by State Attorneys General and the Trump Administration have put the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in peril. This bill would provide a permanent legislative solution for the more than 800,000 young people enrolled in DACA and put thousands of others on a path to earn permanent legal residency and eventual citizenship if they meet certain requirements.
 
Jul 24, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus opposes the addition of funding for President Trump’s border wall to an upcoming “minibus” appropriations package:
 
Jul 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and CHC Immigration and Border Issues Task Force Chair Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez sent a letter to Members of the Appropriations Committee calling on them to reject the proposed increases in funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations bill.
 
Jul 14, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Before the final vote of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered the following remarks as part of a Motion to Recommit (MTR). If adopted, the measure would have restored a bipartisan amendment that prevented Department of Defense dollars from being used to build President Trump’s border wall. The amendment was not adopted in a straight party line vote:
 
Jul 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the leadership of the CHC sent a letter to Senate Leadership urging them to oppose two anti-immigrant bills, No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004), and to not consider them in the Senate.
 
Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement after Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee unveiled a bill that includes $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds for President Trump’s border wall:
 
Jul 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Members of the CHC sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kelly asking for clarification and details about reports that U.S.
Jul 5, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on reports that U.S.
Jun 29, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) issued the following statements in reaction to the House’s passage of “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” (H.R. 3003) and “Kate’s Law” (H.R. 3004). Earlier today, CHC Members hosted a press conference to speak out against the bills.