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Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights

The Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights Task Force works to protect the civil rights, housing and voting rights of the Latino community.  The task force oversees issues such as the Voting Rights Act, hate crimes, and housing fairness.

Members:
Rep. José Serrano, Co-Chair
Rep. Norma Torres, Co-Chair
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

More on Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights

Dec 11, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman-Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and 25 CHC members submitted a comment opposing the proposed rulemaking changes to the “public charge” rule. In a letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office of Policy and Strategy Chief Samantha Deshommes, the Members highlighted that redefining public charge would harm immigrant families, pit survival of families against the hope for American citizenship, and endanger the ability of legal residents to continue on a path to citizenship if they seek any food or healthcare assistance for their children.
Nov 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement following press reports that more than 2,000 workers at Tornillo have not received background checks:

Nov 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement:

“For generations, Republican and Democratic Administration have maintained an orderly, humane asylum process that respects international law while protecting the sovereignty and security of the United States. Yet, the Trump Administration has failed miserably.

Nov 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), issued the following statement in response to a federal judge ordering the U.S. government not to enforce President Trump’s asylum restrictions, which denied asylum to immigrants fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.

Nov 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto, Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement following surfaced court documents indicating the Trump Administration is considering sharing confidential census data with law enforcement and other national security agencies: 

Nov 9, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s interim final rule and presidential proclamation seeking to limit asylum claims for migrants at the US-Mexico border:

Nov 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Darren Soto, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force, responded Friday to a federal court decision ruling against the addition of a second polling site aimed to better serve the majority Hispanic population of Dodge City, Kansas. Congressman Soto issued the following statement:

Oct 30, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made the following statement in response to  President Trump's comments that he would be signing an anti-immigrant executive order to Change Amendment Granting Citizenship at Birth:

Oct 27, 2018 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released this statement following several acts of political terrorism and violence, including a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue:

“Whether he will take responsibility or not, it’s clear that the President’s divisive words and fear mongering have motivated these domestic terrorists to commit these repulsive acts of hate and violence.”

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Oct 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following statement in reaction to reports that the Trump Administration is considering resuming the separation of families seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border.