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Immigration and Border Issues

The Immigration and Border Issues Task Force provides a national voice and leadership with regard to immigration and border issues, both within the halls of Congress and on behalf of diverse communities across the United States.  

Members:
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, Co-Chair
Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Co-Chair
Rep. Joaquin Castro
Rep. Juan Vargas
Rep. Filemon Vela
Senator Robert Menendez

 

More on Immigration and Border Issues

Mar 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration (CHC) Task Force, chaired by Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), announced CHC’s Immigration Principles for the 116th Congress.
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 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and First Vice Chair Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen urging them to reject any proposed increases in funding for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in particular for immigration detention, ICE agents, and Trump’s border wall.

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, 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 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 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 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, opposed the proposed changes to regulation relating to the apprehension, processing, care, custody, and release of unaccompanied minors.

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: