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Hispanic Heritage Month Brings Bipartisan Recognition of Latinos' US Impact

Democrats and Republicans have united to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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178 House Democrats Urge Homeland Security to End Immigrant Detention After Federal Court Ruling

House Democrats haven increased their call for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to end family detention after a federal court ruled against the policy.
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House Democrats' Concern of Immigrant 'Prison Camps' in Texas Continues

Eight congressional Democrats have returned from visiting two immigrant detention centers in Texas, and they agreed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to improve the detainees’ living conditions.
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Announces 'Substantial Changes' in Immigration Detention Policy

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson said he understands the "sensitive and unique nature of detaining families" but continued to defend the practice.
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House Democrats To Visit Two Texas Immigrant Detention Centers

Eight Democratic congressional lawmakers will enter two private family detention centers in Texas to speak with detained mothers and children awaiting resolutions of their asylum claims.
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Immigration Reform News Update: NDAA's Immigration, DACA Amendments Blocked

Immigration reforms advocates encountered another setback from the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Lawmakers voted to not include an amendment that would allow recipients of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to enlist in the military.
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Not Voting on Immigration Reform Will Be GOP's 'Biggest' Mistake, Says Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Ahead of the court hearing about President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said not voting on comprehensive immigration reform will be the "biggest and most consequential political mistakes" for the Republican Party.
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House Democrats Release 'Toolkit' for Undocumented Immigrants on Obama's Immigration Actions

Although President Barack Obama's latest deferred action programs have been temporarily blocked, House Democrats are still calling for eligible undocumented immigrants to prepare their paperwork ahead of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) application launch.
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Mexican-American Congressman Joaquin Castro Named Chief Deputy Whip

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has climbed higher in the Democratic Party ranks as the second-generation Mexican-American lawmaker was named Thursday as the new chief deputy whip of the Democratic Party for the 114th Congress.
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