WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), issued the following statement celebrating Veterans Day and recognizing the contributions of Latino Veterans:
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:
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.
Washington, D.C.-Congressman Darren Soto, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force, responded Friday to a federal court decision ruling against the addition of a second polling site aimed to better serve the majority Hispanic population of Dodge City, Kansas. Congressman Soto issued the following statement:
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:
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released this statement following several acts of political terrorism and violence, including a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue:
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:
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:
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WASHINGTON - The new Congress opened Tuesday with the first Dominican American in Congress, the first Latina to serve in the U.S. Senate and the first Florida member of Puerto Rican descent in the House.
President-elect Donald Trump won't be sworn in until Jan. 20, but the House and Senate gaveled in by noon and new members were sworn in as part of the day's business.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) together with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) are calling for $250 million in computer science funding. The funding is critical to ensuring that our nation's minority students have access to computer science courses and are competitive in today's workforce.
Tension between Democratic lawmakers and the White House ran high this month, as members of Congress denounced the administration’s recent immigration raids. The frustration culminated in a series of press conferences and a letter to the president. At the heart of the dispute is a question: Are Central Americans arriving in the U.S. properly treated as illegal immigrants, or refugees?
President Barack Obama has twice celebrated in the Rose Garden after the court saved Obamacare, and he bathed the White House in rainbow colors, claiming last year’s gay marriage legalization as a victory of his own.
There may be less for the White House to celebrate at the end of the Supreme Court term this year.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will rule on the legality of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Politicians, immigration reform groups and recipients of deferred deportation under DACA shared their reactions on social media.
UPDATE 12:50 p.m. EST — Presidential candidates weighed in on the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to review President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been outspoken about his criticism of the president, said he would end Obama's orders if he is elected president.
The new year has brought with it a renewed effort to seize and deport undocumented immigrants and refugees. On Jan.
More than 140 members of Congress has signed and published a letter to President Barack Obama demanding an immediate end to his administration's deportation raids.
Remember that dustup over Donald Trump's hosting of NBC's Saturday Night Live Nov. 7?
Latino groups were incensed. And, while you might have forgotten about the whole episode, they did not.
Capitol Hill Democrats are mounting an aggressive campaign to denounce and disrupt new Homeland Security deportation raids, as the issue drives a widening wedge between President Obama and his usual allies.
The Department of Homeland Security raids began over the Christmas holiday season and resulted in the initial detention of 121 illegal immigrants, many from Central America.