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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

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 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, opposed the proposed changes to regulation relating to the apprehension, processing, care, custody, and release of unaccompanied minors.

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 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s remarks that his inhumane family separation poli

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