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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

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement in reaction to the government shutdown:
 
“For the White House and the leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress to blame Dreamers, young people who have done everything this country has asked of them, for the government shutdown is a new low. This shutdown is a result of Republican inaction and incompetence.
 
Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Evangelical Leaders and Dreamers for a press event in support of Congressional action to protect Dreamers. Below are the Chair’s remarks and the video file can be downloaded here.
 
Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) urges the House to support a funding resolution that addresses all of our nation’s most pressing issues:
 
Jan 13, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement on the current state of a legislative fix for Dreamers:
 
“Despite the President’s attempts to derail bipartisan Congressional efforts to protect Dreamers, the work toward a permanent and sensible solution for Dreamers by January 19th continues in the House and Senate. However, the Dreamer issue is a discrete, narrow matter and should be handled as such.
 
Jan 11, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump attacked immigration from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries:
 
“The President’s statement is shameful, abhorrent, unpresidential, and deserves our strongest condemnation. We must use our voices to ensure that our nation never returns to the days when ignorance, prejudice, and racism dictated our decision making.
 
Jan 11, 2018 Press Release
 
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Rep. Mark Takano, and Veterans Committee Democrats applauded the progress being made by the Department of Veterans Affairs in restoring access to disability benefits and health care for American veterans who were deported after their service.
 
Jan 10, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement in response to the preliminary injunction issued by California’s Northern District Court on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:
 
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement following a White House Meeting focused on finding a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers:
 
Jan 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the leadership of the CHC sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell urging them to pass legislation to protect Dreamers by January 19th.
 
As the Members stated in the letter, “As Members of Congress continue to work together to reach a consensus to fund our government by January 19th, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus urges you to pass legislation to protect Dreamers as soon as possible.”
 
Jan 8, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status of approximately 200,000 Salvadorans living in the United States: