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National Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs Hold Press Call Declaring Opposition to Texas’ Discriminatory SB4 Law

For a recording of today’s call, click here. On Wednesday, leaders from the National Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC) held a press call speaking out against the discriminatory SB4 law in Texas, set to go into effect on September 1st. SB4 is a draconian “show me your papers” bill that would allow local law enforcement officials … Continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Slam ICE For Backing Out Of Meeting On Deportation Raids

According to the Huffington Post, the Acting ICE Director backed out of a meeting with Congressional Hispanic Caucus members yesterday. Later that same day, Reuters broke the shocking news that the agency had arrested a DACA recipient in Seattle last week. We’d be ashamed to show our faces too. Advocates are currently fighting for the … Continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Denounce Steve King's Ignorant Comments on DREAMers

The following is a cross-post from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus: Today members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus released the following statements to denounce the harmful comments made by Rep. Steve King (IA-5) about DREAMers. Videos from the member’s one minute floor statements held earlier today are linked to below. Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) a leader in … Continue reading »

VP Joe Biden Speaks at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Swearing-In, Says Latino Voters Are “Center of Nation’s Future”

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at a ceremonial swearing-in for Latino lawmakers sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute yesterday, and used the opportunity to express his confidence that immigration reform could and would pass through Congress. “It’s your time,” he told the audience of Latino elected officials, according to ABC News. In Biden’s other … Continue reading »

Reps. Becerra, Crowley Elected Chair and Vice Chair of House Democratic Caucus

House Democrats elected their leadership yesterday – and one of our strongest allies in Congress, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), will chair the House Democratic Caucus. Via Adriana Maestas from Politics365: On Thursday morning, Congressman Xavier Becerra, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1993, was elected to Chair the House Democratic Caucus. This positions … Continue reading »