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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Endorses the Protect Patriot Parents Act

Jul 7, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed H.R. 454, the Protect Patriot Parents Act, introduced by CHC Member Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24). The Protect Patriot Parents Act would make parents of U.S. military service members eligible to adjust for Lawful Permanent Resident status without needing to leave the U.S. Following the endorsement, CHC Chair Dr. Ruiz and Rep. Carbajal released the subsequent statements:

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) proudly endorses H.R. 454, the Protect Patriot Parents Act, introduced by CHC Member Congressman Carbajal,” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “Those who serve our country deserve our respect for their sacrifice. They should not have to live in fear that their family may be separated because of a deportation I thank Congressman Carbajal for his leadership in reintroducing this legislation and for defending our men and women in uniform.”

"The families of our service members deserve our respect for their sacrifice, not deportation. In my district, I got to know a mother and grandmother named Juana who was cruelly ripped away from her family despite the fact that her son is active duty in the Air Force. As a veteran and immigrant myself, I find it unconscionable that someone could step up to voluntarily serve in the military and be willing to sacrifice their life for our country only to have their family torn apart," said Rep. Carbajal. "I introduced the Protect Patriot Parents Act to help shape an immigration system that is fair, keeps families together, and recognizes the positive contributions immigrants and their families make to our communities. I am honored to have the Congressional Hispanic Caucus join me in this fight and I thank Chairman Ruiz for his support."

Full text of the bill can be viewed 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.