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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, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), ranking member of the Immigration Subcommittee, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) today led a letter from 58 members of the Senate and House, calling on the Trump Administration to reverse its recent decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Nicaragua and Sudan, which will remove their legal protection, tear families apart, and expose them to potential deportation to unsafe situations.  
 
Nov 6, 2017 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 2,500 Nicaraguans living in the United States and delay a decision on the status of 57,000 Hondurans:
 
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement after reports surfaced that President Trump and Senate Republicans agreed to not attach a DACA fix to the year-end spending bill:
 
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) delivered the following remarks as part of an effort to force a vote on the Dream Act.  If successful, the bi-partisan Dream Act would have been immediately brought up to the floor for a vote.  Unfortunately, House Republicans blocked the Chairwoman’s effort to allow a vote or even debate on the bill:
 
“It’s been 57 days since the President abruptly and irresponsibly terminated the DACA program.
 
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement after President Trump called on Congress to end the Diversity Visa program:
 
Oct 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement to mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated each year from the 15th of September until the 15th of October:
 
Oct 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following after the Trump Administration released immigration principles Sunday evening:

Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in reaction to the Committee on Homeland Security’s markup of H.R. 3548, the so-called Border Security for America Act of 2017:
 
Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement on reaching the October 5th DACA renewal deadline, which will leave tens of thousands of DACA recipients unprotected as a result of the artificial cutoff date:
 
Oct 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), CHC Immigration and Border Issues Task Force Chair Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security sent a letter to Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to call for an immediate meeting and extension of the DACA renewal deadline.