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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Cautions Against Anti-Immigrant Amendments in Budget Resolution

Aug 9, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Senate Democrats released the FY2022 Budget Resolution text, which includes instructions for immigration reform provisions. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz, M.D. and CHC Immigration Executive Orders and Budget Reconciliation Sub-Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar and Adriano Espaillat released the following joint statement:

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) applauds the inclusion of immigration reform provisions in the budget resolution. Providing a pathway to citizenship for the millions of Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers, and essential workers will be monumental for our economic recovery and is clearly pertinent to the budget reconciliation process,” said the Members. “As the Senate undergoes the budget reconciliation process, we call on our colleagues to oppose provisions that would undermine immigration reform efforts. The inclusion of any anti-immigrant amendment could threaten the package’s prospects in the House of Representatives. The CHC remains a strong advocate for immigrant communities across our country and will continue working to ensure immigration is part of the budget reconciliation process, which will benefit our economy and our recovery.”

Read the summary on the reconciling instructions here.
Read the resolution text here.

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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.