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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
New rule reverses decades of long-standing precedent by disqualifying certain immigrants for using programs to help their families thrive
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
Families torn apart and hundreds arrested in largest ICE raid in American History
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
Nearly 700 workers were arrested in largest ICE raid in American History
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:
Aug 5, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments on the shooting in El Paso, Texas:
Aug 3, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement on the shooting in El Paso, Texas and reports linking the shooter to an anti-immigrant manifesto:
Jul 31, 2019 Press Release
Cuccinelli’s policies have made it difficult to know where USCIS ends and ICE begins
WASHINGTON— Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Leadership called on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli to meet with the Caucus to discuss his leadership of the agency. During his short tenure thus far, Cuccinelli has used USCIS resources to support President Trump’s deportation agenda, called on his staff to “volunteer” their time on ICE activities, and undermined this service-oriented agency to further the President’s political agenda. At the same time, the USCIS immigration case backlog has exceeded 2.3 million, clearly demonstrating that resources are needed for the agency’s primary purpose.
Jul 30, 2019 Press Release
There are only four Hispanic Directors out of the 107 filled seats on the Regional Banks Boards of Directors
WASHINGTON— Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Leaders called on Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, to increase diversity of staff and leadership in the Federal Reserve System to better reflect the American people and our communities of color. The CHC additionally called for specific answers and plans of action for the Federal Reserve System to address our concerns about their diversity efforts and staffing decisions.
Jul 27, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement on the recent developments in Puerto Rico:

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