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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

Sep 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued the statement below celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and highlighting the incredible contributions Hispanic men and women have made to our country.

Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and members of CHC leadership sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, Chairman Shelby, and Chairman Freilinghuysen calling for a reduction in funding for DHS’s harmful immigration enforcement infrastructure including detention beds, ICE and Border Patrol agents, and border militarization. 
 
Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s latest Tweets on Puerto Rico.

Sep 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Rep. Judy Chu, Chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; Reps. Karen Bass and Marc Veasey, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Foreign Affairs and National Security Task Force; Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; and Rep.

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Intelligence and Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ First Vice Chair; Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; and Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led 24 Democratic lawmakers in urging the U.S. State Department to halt all inappropriate denials of passports to U.S. citizens of Hispanic American descent.

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump administration’s announcement to circumvent court limits on the government’s ability to hold minors in immigration jails by terminating the Flores Settlement Agreement:

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), and 19 Members of the CHC sent a letter to Senate Leadership expressing deep concerns and strong opposition to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

“The American people deserve a justice that will uphold and protect the rights of all those living in the United States. Unfortunately, a thorough review of Judge Kavanaugh’s record demonstrates that he falls considerably short of this critical standard,” the Members wrote.

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), and members of CHC leadership sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader; Speaker Paul Ryan; Senator Shelby, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman; and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen demanding that Representative Cole’s family detention amendment be struck from any funding package.

Sep 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) joined CHC Members for a press conference to highlight the threat Judge Kavanaugh would pose to Hispanic families and urge the Senate to defeat his nomination for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Below are the CHC Chair’s remarks as prepared:

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court of the United States directly threatens equality and freedom not just for the Hispanic community, but for all Americans.

Sep 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led members of the Hispanic Caucus in asking Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the conditions at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas that led to the