Despite previously supporting the call for immigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., will reportedly not allow votes for such reform legislation during the remaining tenure of Barack Obama’s presidency if he is elected House Speaker, .
Pope Francis’ historic visit to the U.S., including his address to Congress, appears to have resonated with Latino congressional lawmakers. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., introduced the Exchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act, which provides people access to the Affordable Care Act, regardless of an individual's immigration status.
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, representative for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, announced his resignation from the Congress, and calls for immigration reform have further increased.
Latinos from all walks of life are observing Pope Francis’ U.S. visit, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a coalition of Latino lawmakers who anticipate his address to Congress scheduled on Thursday.
U.S Rep. Linda Sánchez, D-Calif., announced her support of the Iran nuclear deal and opposition to efforts challenging the agreement. Sánchez, chairperson of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said the nuclear agreement is the best option to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.
President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice encountered a setback in lifting the temporary injunction on his immigration executive actions, and Latino congressional lawmakers are disappointed with the "huge blow" delivered to the Latino community.
Despite a GOP-controlled Congress seeking to undo President Obama's new immigration executive programs, Latino legislators this week assured immigrants that may qualify for those programs that they would indeed come to fruition, and they should get ready.