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The 38-Member Congressional Hispanic Caucus advocates for issues important to Hispanics through the Congressional legislative process. 

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Aug 13, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its new public charge rule, which will expand the definition of who is considered a “public charge” and make it more difficult for immigrants to come to the United States or receive green cards if they are likely to use certain benefits they are legally entitled to such as Medicaid, housing assistance, and nutrition assistance. The Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20) – released the following statement on the final public charge rule:
Aug 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) – released the following statement on the rise in hate crimes and domestic terrorism under President Trump on the second anniversary of Heather Heyer’s passing. Heyer was a civil rights activist who was killed during the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Aug 12, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s new public charge rule, which will deny green cards to immigrants who use or may use public benefits they are legally entitled to such as housing assistance, health programs and nutrition assistance:
Aug 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Leadership called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matt Ablence to answer for the massive workplace ICE raid in Mississippi last week. The raid resulted in nearly 700 arrests and left communities in chaos; ICE did not provide sufficient warning to school districts, resulting in crying children left alone at schools, administrators scrambling to care for their students, and traumatized families.
Aug 7, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement on the series of ICE raids in food processing plants across Mississippi resulting in the detention of over 680 people this morning:
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