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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

Sep 14, 2015 In The News

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have requested data from the Department of Justice regarding Latinos and the police.

Representatives from the group asked the DOJ to release stats on the number of Latinos that have been killed as a result of police action.

Jul 30, 2015 In The News

Washington. EFE- Un grupo de congresistas demócratas de EE.UU. exigió hoy a los republicanos que “restauren” la histórica Ley del Derecho al Voto, de la que se cumplen 50 años, aprobando una legislación destinada a proteger los derechos civiles de las minorías en todos los estados del país.

Jul 28, 2015 In The News

MERCEDES, RGV – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has welcomed a federal judge’s ruling that immigrant women and children should be released from the “substandard” and “deplorable” family detention centers they are housed in.

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

House GOP leaders have won over one of the most ardent immigration hardliners for a bill to defund “sanctuary cities” that shield illegal immigrants in a sign it won't face backlash from the right.

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

As Republican candidate Donald Trump goes to the U.S.-Mexican border on Thursday, the House of Representatives will have its own debate on immigration, as lawmakers take up a GOP plan that would restrict police funding for cities that don’t help the feds with illegal immigration.

“Elected officials are actively choosing not to follow immigration law,” said Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX).

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

Argumentando que las “ciudades santuario” son un refugio para criminales, la Cámara de Representantes, bajo control republicano, prepara para hoy jueves  el voto de una medida que eliminaría los fondos para jurisdicciones que se nieguen a colaborar con las autoridades de inmigración.

Jul 9, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) was a child, he remembers walking through the grocery store with his mother as judgmental whispers were directed her way.

Jul 8, 2015 In The News

Donald Trump has declared that he will “win the Latino vote” in the 2016 presidential election, despite his declaration upon announcing his candidacy that Mexicans seeking immigration to the US were “rapists”.

Jul 8, 2015 In The News

A team of Congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would make community college free for two years and help cover the costs of a four-year degree at minority-serving institutions, pushing forward

Jul 2, 2015 In The News

Hace 20 años la proposición antiinmigrante 187 cambió la composición política de California con el voto latino, en 2012 la frase de “auto-deportación” le costó la presidencia al republicano Mitt Romney, ahora los demócratas esperan que sea Donald Trump, con sus comentarios antimexicanos, quien les ayude a mantener la Casa Blanca en 2016.