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Oct 18, 2019 Press Release
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 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—  Today, Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which represents over half of the Democratic Caucus and includes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) –

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.
Oct 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and CHC Education and Labor Task Force Chairman Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3), released their CHC Higher Education Priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
Sep 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congressional Black (CBC) Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) – released their Tri-Caucus Higher Education Priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement in response to ruling by Judge Dolly Gee to reject the Trump Administration’s efforts to strip protections guaranteed to immigrant children under the Flores Settlement Agreement:
Sep 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement in response to the Department of State’s report to Congress lowering the refugee admissions for Fiscal Year 2020 to 18,000:
Sep 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2203, the Homeland Security Improvement Act, authored by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16). Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement to mark the passage of this critical piece of legislation:

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Jan 3, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - The new Congress opened Tuesday with the first Dominican American in Congress, the first Latina to serve in the U.S. Senate and the first Florida member of Puerto Rican descent in the House.

President-elect Donald Trump won't be sworn in until Jan. 20, but the House and Senate gaveled in by noon and new members were sworn in as part of the day's business.

Apr 29, 2016 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) together with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) are calling for $250 million in computer science funding. The funding is critical to ensuring that our nation's minority students have access to computer science courses and are competitive in today's workforce.

Jan 22, 2016 In The News

Tension between Democratic lawmakers and the White House ran high this month, as members of Congress denounced the administration’s recent immigration raids. The frustration culminated in a series of press conferences and a letter to the president. At the heart of the dispute is a question: Are Central Americans arriving in the U.S. properly treated as illegal immigrants, or refugees?

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama has twice celebrated in the Rose Garden after the court saved Obamacare, and he bathed the White House in rainbow colors, claiming last year’s gay marriage legalization as a victory of his own.

There may be less for the White House to celebrate at the end of the Supreme Court term this year.

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will rule on the legality of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Politicians, immigration reform groups and recipients of deferred deportation under DACA shared their reactions on social media.

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. EST — Presidential candidates weighed in on the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to review President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been outspoken about his criticism of the president, said he would end Obama's orders if he is elected president.

Jan 15, 2016 In The News

The new year has brought with it a renewed effort to seize and deport undocumented immigrants and refugees. On Jan.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

More than 140 members of Congress has signed and published a letter to President Barack Obama demanding an immediate end to his administration's deportation raids.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

Remember that dustup over Donald Trump's hosting of NBC's Saturday Night Live Nov. 7?

 

Latino groups were incensed. And, while you might have forgotten about the whole episode, they did not.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

Capitol Hill Democrats are mounting an aggressive campaign to denounce and disrupt new Homeland Security deportation raids, as the issue drives a widening wedge between President Obama and his usual allies.

The Department of Homeland Security raids began over the Christmas holiday season and resulted in the initial detention of 121 illegal immigrants, many from Central America.

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