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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

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in honor of Earth Day:
 
“On Earth Day we renew our commitment to the protection and preservation of our environment, land, water and wildlife. In contrast to the President’s reckless disregard for the environment, we must advance policies that address climate change and continue to do the right thing for the health of our families and planet.
 
Apr 18, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Agriculture Committee marked up and passed H.R. 2 – the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 – commonly known as the Farm Bill. This version of the Farm Bill makes dramatic changes and cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Apr 17, 2018 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs – composed of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27), and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Cedric Richmond (LA-02) – sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Trey Gowdy urging him to hold a hearing and open an investigation of U.S.
Apr 10, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in reaction to a Trump administration memo ordering the end to ‘catch and release’ at the border:
 
“Trump’s directive to "end" ‘catch and release’ is contrary to international and humanitarian law and will result in the cruel separation of families and prosecution of vulnerable asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution. 
 
Apr 4, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration announcement to deploy National Guard troops at the U.S.-Mexico border:
 
Apr 2, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump posted a series of tweets on immigration:
 
“President Trump’s claim that everyone but him is responsible for the lack of a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers is completely absurd and a lie. In truth, Trump terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and rejected numerous bipartisan proposals to solve the crisis he created.
 
Mar 29, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it would end the policy of presumption of release for all pregnant women they apprehend:
 
Mar 28, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by U.S. Representative Jim Costa, sent a letter to the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan calling for the prioritization of ICE’s limited resources on more strategic and effective law enforcement measures that target public safety threats.
 
Mar 27, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement after the Commerce Department announced that a new question on citizenship would be added to the 2020 Census:
 
Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) urges all Members to oppose the FY 2018 omnibus: