The 38-Member Congressional Hispanic Caucus advocates for issues important to Hispanics through the Congressional legislative process.
WASHINGTON— Congressional leaders from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and House Committees of jurisdiction called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari and Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to launch an investigation into the use of tent courts at the border. These tent facilities are being used to hold immigration hearings via video teleconference (VTC) for asylum seekers subject to President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Oct 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee introduced the College Affordability Act, which reauthorizes the Higher Education Act. On September 30, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chairwoman Judy Chu (CA-27), and Congressional Black (CBC) Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass (CA-37) – sent a letter to leadership of both the Senate and House education committees urging the inclusion of priorities to address the historical educational inequities within communities of color.
Oct 7, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), jointly released a new report today examining the economic state of the Latino community in the United States. The study was prepared in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th through October 15th.
Oct 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY-10), and Judiciary Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) along with Senator Dick Durbin (IL) led 172 current and former Members of Congress in filing a bipartisan amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on DACA on November 12, 2019. President Trump terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, throwing the lives of nearly 800,000 Dreamers into chaos.