Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
Jul 10, 2018
Washington, DC – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:
“President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be a serious setback for equity and justice in our nation and would deeply harm immigrants and communities of color. Kavanagh’s judicial record, including his D.C. Circuit decision to limit a young undocumented woman's right to choose, demonstrates that he would lend strong support to Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda.
“In the months ahead, the Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality and legality of President Trump’s many cruel and reckless immigration policies. The next Supreme Court justice will play a critical role in determining the fate of Dreamers and TPS holders, the government’s ability to conduct indefinite family detention and to include a citizenship question on the U.S. Census.
“If confirmed, there is no doubt that Judge Kavanaugh will side with the Trump Administration on these critical cases, which carry enormous consequences for Hispanic families. His likely anti-immigrant decisions will deal a devastating blow to immigrant families and ultimately result in more deportations and family separations.
“Kavanaugh's judicial track record of undermining the rights of immigrants and women demonstrates that he is not fit to serve and will not uphold and protect the rights of all those living in the United States. I urge the Senate to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination.”
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.