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Jul 5, 2020 Press Release

San Antonio, TX — Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after remains were identified as Vanessa Guillen’s and in support of calls for justice:

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON —110 House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Chairman Joaquin Castro are demanding that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) immediately begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Over a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Chairman Joaquin Castro are calling on President Trump to cancel his meeting with Mexican President López Obrador before the upcoming election, citing Trump’s failures to contain the virus that’s devasting Latino and border communities, and his cruelty with Migrant Protection Protocols.

Jun 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON Eighty House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Chairman Joaquin Castro are demanding the Trump administration safely and swiftly release all parents and children that are in immigration family detention centers following the order of Judge Dolly Gee.

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement on H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act:

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Chairman Joaquin Castro are calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar to release contracts between HHS and Palantir Technologies, and other technology firms employed for the development and application of the ‘HHS Protect’ platform.

Jun 23, 2020 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is proud to endorse the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Jun 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Over 100 House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Chairman Joaquin Castro and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, lead author of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), are calling on President Trump to use his executive authority to protect Dreamers and to also endorse H.R.

Jun 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Over 100 House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Chairman Joaquin Castro and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, lead author of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.

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In The News

Jan 3, 2017 In The News

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.

Apr 29, 2016 In The News

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.

Jan 22, 2016 In The News

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?

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

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.

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

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.

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

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.

Jan 15, 2016 In The News

The new year has brought with it a renewed effort to seize and deport undocumented immigrants and refugees. On Jan.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

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.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

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.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

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.

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