The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, joined by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other prominent Democratic members of the House, gathered earlier today to denounce the ICE raids currently targeting Central American families.
“Raiding homes to break families apart is not what our country stands for,” tweeted CHC chair Rep. Linda Sánchez, and at the press conference said that the families who escaped violence and terror in Central America and are now facing possible deportation are not “an immigration issue,” but a “refugee issue.”
A collection of tweets from members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Hoyer, and other leaders from Congress denouncing the Obama Administration’s ICE raids are below.
— Linda T. Sánchez (@RepLindaSanchez) January 8, 2016
— Rep. Tony Cárdenas (@RepCardenas) January 8, 2016
Happening now: CHC denouncing ICE raids. pic.twitter.com/MVzK8XejF4
— Hispanic Caucus (@HispanicCaucus) January 8, 2016
This is an issue of refugees. – Whip Steny Hoyer — Hispanic Caucus (@HispanicCaucus) January 8, 2016
House Dem Whip Hoyer rebuking ICE raids Obama admin conducting: We can’t simply turn away individuals and families who are fleeing violence — Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) January 8, 2016
CHC Chair: We do not agree with these raids that the administration conducted and our communities are feeling traumatized and scared — Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) January 8, 2016
CHC demanding sitdown with Obama to discuss potential Temporary Protected Status for the Central American families — Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 8, 2016