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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

Nov 9, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s interim final rule and presidential proclamation seeking to limit asylum claims for migrants at the US-Mexico border:

Nov 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Darren Soto, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force, responded Friday to a federal court decision ruling against the addition of a second polling site aimed to better serve the majority Hispanic population of Dodge City, Kansas. Congressman Soto issued the following statement:

Oct 30, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made the following statement in response to  President Trump's comments that he would be signing an anti-immigrant executive order to Change Amendment Granting Citizenship at Birth:

Oct 27, 2018 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released this statement following several acts of political terrorism and violence, including a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue:

“Whether he will take responsibility or not, it’s clear that the President’s divisive words and fear mongering have motivated these domestic terrorists to commit these repulsive acts of hate and violence.”

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Oct 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following statement in reaction to reports that the Trump Administration is considering resuming the separation of families seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border.

Oct 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following statement in reaction to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s plan to introduce legislation that would fully fund President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border:

Oct 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court:

"I am deeply disappointed in the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanuagh to the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh's nomination clearly demonstrated that he did not have the integrity, judicial temperament and impartiality for a seat on the nation’s highest court.

Oct 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members, led by Rep. José E. Serrano, sent a letter to  James McHenry, the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) at the Department of Justice expressing concerns with a recent EOIR report on the Legal Orientation Program (LOP).

Oct 4, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and CHC Task Force Chairs for Health Care, Education and Immigration sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen opposing the agency’s proposed rule to expand the definition of public charge, which would be harmful to hardworking immigrant families at the expense of children’s health and well-being.
 
Oct 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following statement in response to a report by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General, which details how the Trump Administration violated regulations that protect children, had no plan or database to match separated families and actively misled the public as they executed President Trump’s inhumane ‘zero tolerance’ p