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Oct 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members released the following statements on the U.S. v. Texas ruling. The 4-4 tie means that President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cannot move forward for implementation. 

Oct 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs – composed of Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) – issued the following statement after the U.S.

Oct 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members met with Dr. Thomas Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The meeting was held on Capitol Hill at the request of the Caucus. 

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Oct 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Linda T. Sánchez , Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), sent the following letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell following the release of the Republican spending plan. The resolution ignores the dire need in Flint, Michigan, a low-income, minority-majority city.

 

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members released the following statements in response to this weekend’s shooting in Orlando, Florida. 49 people were killed and 53 more were wounded during an LGBT dance club “Latin Flavor” night. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statements denouncing Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-AZ) amendment to the 2016 defense funding bill, which would prevent undocumented young people brought to the United States as children – known as DREAMers – from serving in the military. Currently, select individuals can serve under special circumstances.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, urging them to strike a provision from the FY2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill that would require the Library of Congress to use the terms “aliens” and “illegal aliens” in its subject headings.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statements opposing the reported plans by ICE to deport Central American refugees. The plans were first reported by Reuters yesterday.

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with Speaker Paul Ryan.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss priorities important to the Latino community.  At the top of the list was Puerto Rico. The meeting was productive and cordial.

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members released the following statements on the U.S. v. Texas oral arguments. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

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Sep 14, 2015 In The News

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have requested data from the Department of Justice regarding Latinos and the police.

Representatives from the group asked the DOJ to release stats on the number of Latinos that have been killed as a result of police action.

Jul 30, 2015 In The News

Washington. EFE- Un grupo de congresistas demócratas de EE.UU. exigió hoy a los republicanos que “restauren” la histórica Ley del Derecho al Voto, de la que se cumplen 50 años, aprobando una legislación destinada a proteger los derechos civiles de las minorías en todos los estados del país.

Jul 28, 2015 In The News

MERCEDES, RGV – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has welcomed a federal judge’s ruling that immigrant women and children should be released from the “substandard” and “deplorable” family detention centers they are housed in.

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

House GOP leaders have won over one of the most ardent immigration hardliners for a bill to defund “sanctuary cities” that shield illegal immigrants in a sign it won't face backlash from the right.

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

As Republican candidate Donald Trump goes to the U.S.-Mexican border on Thursday, the House of Representatives will have its own debate on immigration, as lawmakers take up a GOP plan that would restrict police funding for cities that don’t help the feds with illegal immigration.

“Elected officials are actively choosing not to follow immigration law,” said Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX).

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

Argumentando que las “ciudades santuario” son un refugio para criminales, la Cámara de Representantes, bajo control republicano, prepara para hoy jueves  el voto de una medida que eliminaría los fondos para jurisdicciones que se nieguen a colaborar con las autoridades de inmigración.

Jul 9, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) was a child, he remembers walking through the grocery store with his mother as judgmental whispers were directed her way.

Jul 8, 2015 In The News

Donald Trump has declared that he will “win the Latino vote” in the 2016 presidential election, despite his declaration upon announcing his candidacy that Mexicans seeking immigration to the US were “rapists”.

Jul 8, 2015 In The News

A team of Congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would make community college free for two years and help cover the costs of a four-year degree at minority-serving institutions, pushing forward

Jul 2, 2015 In The News

Hace 20 años la proposición antiinmigrante 187 cambió la composición política de California con el voto latino, en 2012 la frase de “auto-deportación” le costó la presidencia al republicano Mitt Romney, ahora los demócratas esperan que sea Donald Trump, con sus comentarios antimexicanos, quien les ayude a mantener la Casa Blanca en 2016.

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