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Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. The move comes as Venezuela’s living conditions have revealed a country in turmoil.

Mar 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) celebrates the introduction of two immigration bills that the CHC has endorsed: The Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (H.R.

Mar 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, introduced by Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37). The bill takes bold steps in implementing policing reforms and holding police departments accountable while also providing a path for law enforcement to build back trust with the communities they serve.

Mar 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) issued the following statement celebrating the confirmation:

Feb 26, 2021 Press Release

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meets with Major Pharmacy Executives to Discuss Vaccine Equity

Feb 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) endorsed the Equality Act, introduced by LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Chair David Cicilline (RI-01). The bill prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in areas such as employment, education, housing, credit, the jury system, public accommodations and facilities, and federal funding.

Feb 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) endorsed the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. The endorsement comes a day after CHC Members Sen. Bob Menendez and Immigration Taskforce Chair Rep. Linda Sánchez introduced the bill and as the Caucus looks to prioritize immigration reform during the 117th Congress.

Feb 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Immigration Taskforce Chair Linda Sánchez (CA-38) and CHC Member Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Biden’s bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system. CHC Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and CHC Members Reps.

Feb 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee within the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing highlighting the need for bold immigration reform. Following the hearing, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the statement below:

Feb 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On January 20, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum setting forth interim enforcement priorities that went into effect on February 1, 2021.


In The News

Jan 8, 2016 In The News

Congresistas demócratas pidieron este jueves el Gobierno de Barack Obama que ponga fin a las redadas de inmigración para acelerar las deportaciones de centroamericanos hasta que se encuentre una manera más humana.

Jan 7, 2016 In The News

LOS ANGELES — White House officials hope the decision to launch scores of immigration raids targeting Central American immigrants will act as a deterrent against a new wave of mass migration by women and children fleeing violence in the region.

Jan 7, 2016 In The News

The Obama administration’s latest push to deport hundreds of Central American immigrants who illegally entered the country last year has enraged many congressional Democrats and immigrant advocates and raises the intriguing question of whether President Obama is embracing some harsher Donald Trump-style tactics.

Jan 6, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON.– La presidenta del Caucus Hispano del Congreso (CHC, en inglés), la demócrata Linda Sánchez, rompió este miércoles su silencio y condenó las redadas de la Oficina de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE), e instó al Legislativo a buscar soluciones alternativas a la crisis de los inmigrantes centroamericanos en la frontera sur.

Jan 6, 2016 In The News

A handful of families picked up in New Year's weekend immigration arrests and who were being readied for removal from the country now have their deportations on hold.

Dec 15, 2015 In The News

Law360, New York (December 14, 2015, 6:35 PM ET) -- Members of Congress’ Hispanic caucus accused their fellow lawmakers Friday of blocking the confirmation of four Latino federal judicial nominees, saying Republicans have delayed a vote on placing presidential picks on the bench in New Jersey, Georgia, the Court of Federal Claims and the Third Circuit. 

Dec 14, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), comprising of House and Senate Latino Democrats, has called on Senate Republicans to expedite the confirmation votes for four Latino judicial nominees.

Dec 14, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington on Friday called on Republican U.S. senators, including Johnny Isakson and David Perdue of Georgia, to stop blocking the nominations of four federal judicial nominees, including DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez.


Dec 14, 2015 In The News

A total of 19 U.S. Latino lawmakers sent a letter to Republican presidential hopeful - and Florida senator - Marco Rubio asking him to stop blocking confirmation of the assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere, Roberta Jacobson, as ambassador to Mexico, congressional officials reported Monday.