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Oct 18, 2019 Press Release
These secretive tent courts lack transparency and allow DHS to hide abuse and due process violations
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
It appears that districts represented by Members of color were targeted by the Administration

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
Flores Settlement Agreement Ensures Basic Child Welfare Standards
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
Cuts to refugee program are part of Trump Administration attacks on vulnerable families
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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