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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Demands Clarification on Immigration Priorities

Feb 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep.  Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on the unprecedented lack of transparency by the Administration regarding their immigration priorities:

“The Trump Administration’s lack of communication and transparency about its immigration priorities is leading to mass hysteria in communities across the nation. The Hispanic Caucus continues to advocate for clear answers and consistency from the administration so we can effectively represent our communities.

“We support law enforcement efforts to address violent crime. But as the administration struggles to figure out its priorities, immigrants in our communities are afraid to send their children to school, afraid to report crimes to law enforcement, and afraid to leaves their homes. This results in our communities being less safe and less secure than they would be if we had an effective and functioning immigration system.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.

Media Contact:

Carlos Paz Jr.

202-225-6316

carlos.paz@mail.house.gov