Several House Democratic leaders spoke at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to urge the Biden administration to expand temporary protections for immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.  Temporary Protected Status (TPS) allows immigrants to live and work legally... Continue »
A host of leading voices are urging the Biden administration to protect our immigrant neighbors by redesignating a number of Central American nations for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian tool that allows individuals to continue living and working in the U.S. when conditions in their home countries make... Continue »
Frank Sharry: “Mr. President, this is the year, now is the time, the power is in your hands. Let’s join together to get this done.”   This Politico story is important: Biden’s open to doing immigration through reconciliation, Hispanic lawmakers say. …During Tuesday’s meeting, members of the CHC asked... Continue »
A new letter released today from 100 Members of Congress calls on House Democratic leadership to include a “pathway to citizenship for essential immigrant workers and their families, Dreamers, and TPS holders in the COVID-19 reconciliation recovery package.”  See quotes below from (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Rep. Linda... Continue »
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Trump Organization Must Be Investigated and Workers Must be Protected; Trump Supporters “Feel Betrayed” by the Depths of Trump’s Hypocrisy Yesterday, Joshua Partlow of the Washington Post reported that Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Joaquin Castro, alongside Ruben Gallego, Nanette Diaz Barragan, Adriano Espaillat, and Veronica Escobar, sent... Continue »
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... Continue »
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.... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »