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The 38-Member Congressional Hispanic Caucus advocates for issues important to Hispanics through the Congressional legislative process. 

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Feb 25, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON — On Thursday, February 27, 2020, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), CHC members, doctors and lawyers working on the US-Mexico border and affected families will discuss the impacts of the Trump Administration’s anti-asylum policies, including such policies as “Remain in Mexico”, metering at ports-of-entry, the expansion of “safe third country” agreements; and two new programs—Prompt Asylum Claim Review (PACR) program and the Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP)—which rush asylum seekers through the credible fear process without meaningful access to legal counsel. Doctors, lawyers, and impacted individuals will provide first-hand accounts of how devastating the Trump Administration policies are on immigrants and asylum seekers.
Feb 25, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C.— Today, Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Judy Chu, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro announced the Census Bureau’s community partners for the 2020 Census.
Feb 25, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court 5-4 decision on Hernandez v. Mesa:
Feb 24, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) issued the following statement marking the implementation of President Trump’s public charge rule:
Feb 24, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf to meet with the Caucus to discuss his role in enacting President Trump’s agenda, including the Remain in Mexico policy, deportation of asylum seekers via “safe third country” agreements, the use of “tent courts” to conduct immigration court hearings, and the building of Trump’s border wall, among other topics. This request follows a series of meeting requests between the CHC and DHS. Last Congress, CHC met with then-Secretary of DHS John Kelly in 2017 and then-Secretary of DHS Kristjen Nielsen in 2018. DHS had confirmed a meeting with the CHC on May 23, 2019 but DHS cancelled the meeting after mass turn-over occurred in Department leadership in the spring of 2019.
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