MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Condemns ICE Raids and Trump’s Actions on 2020 Census and Citizenship Question

July 15, 2019
Press Release
ICE Raids, Politicizing the Census, and Border Chaos force Latinos and Immigrants to Live in Fear

WASHINGTON — This morning, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will hold a press conference on President Trump’s attacks on immigrants and Latino families.

In the last 24 hours, there have been reports that the Trump Administration will conduct a “family operation” ICE raid in 10 cities across the United States beginning on Sunday and continuing through next week. The President has also incited fear in Hispanic and immigrant communities in his attempts to add the citizenship question to the 2020 Census. All while, the Administration continues to inflict a cruel and chaotic agenda on migrant families in custody of the Department of Homeland Security.

 

WHO:

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Congressman Ben Ray Luján (NM-3), Assistant Speaker

Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Congresswoman Linda Teresa Sánchez (CA-38), Chair of Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Immigration and Border Issues

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)

Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32)

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-12)

Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16)

Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51)

Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35)

Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46)

Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24)

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26)

Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García (IL-4)

Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27)

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

*please note other Members may be added

 

WHEN:

Today, July 12, 2019

Press Conference will begin at approximately 9:45 AM ET

 

WHERE:

Studio A, House Radio and TV Gallery, US Capitol

 

RSVP:

Please RSVP to elena.pino@mail.house.gov. The press conference will also be live streamed here: https://www.facebook.com/congressional.hispanic.caucus/ 

 

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.