Mar 14, 2017
In 1776, our immigrant nation declared itself free from England and avowed on parchment that all Americans have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Nearly 100 years later, the Statue of Liberty arrived in the Hudson River, a gift of the admiring French, and this physical representation of our welcoming immigrant nation stood sentry to gloriously greet millions of dreamers to Ellis Island.
Mar 14, 2017
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) extends condolences to the friends and family of co-founder Congressman Eligio “Kika” de la Garza, who passed away on March 13, 2017.
Mar 13, 2017
In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced a partnership to ensure deserving students have the knowledge and resources to assist them to obtain educational grants and support services.
Feb 27, 2017
In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, CHCI and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund announced a partnership to ensure deserving students have the knowledge and resources to assist them to obtain scholarships and support services.
Feb 22, 2017
The morning we arrived at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Newark, New Jersey, the line stretched around the block. I was 11 years old, the son of Cuban immigrants and the grandson of a former political prisoner who had sought refuge in the United States—part of the first generation of my family born in this country. Despite my young age, out of a sense of duty motivated by my passion for American history and civics, I had made it my mission to help my elderly grandparents prepare for their citizenship exam. That morning, I accompanied my grandparents to their exam and remember anxiously awaiting the results. After what seemed like an eternity, my grandparents emerged triumphantly; big smiles across their faces. Later that afternoon, as I watched my grandparents sworn in as American citizens, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment.
Feb 16, 2017
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) congratulates former Chair, the Honorable Charlez A. Gonzales and current Vice Chair Cristina Antelo, who were recognized during the 35th Annual USHLI National Conference for their outstanding service to the Latino community.
Feb 13, 2017
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and its Alumni Association (CHCI-AA) are excited to recognize CHCI Alumni couple Cristela Solorio Ruiz and Jazmin Garcia.
Feb 6, 2017
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) congratulates Board Member and longtime CHCI patron Rudy Beserra on his new role as the 42nd Chairman of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce! Rudy Beserra has formed an integral part of CHCI’s history since it was founded in 1978 and we are excited to see his energy and commitment as he leads the Albuquerque Hispanic business community.
Feb 3, 2017
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced the new members of its Board of Directors and Advisory Council, as well as the full slate of officers for 2017-2018. Congressman Joaquin Castro will assume the role of CHCI’s new Chair.
Jan 26, 2017
It is with a heavy heart that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) says farewell to former New York Congressman and CHCI co-founder, Congressman Robert Garcia.
Jan 13, 2017
The Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump is only days away. With this in mind, Domenika Lynch, President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) wrote an op-ed regarding the future of President Obama's hallmark immigration policy — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The opinion piece was published today by The Hill, a top political website.
Jan 12, 2017
On behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, thank you for attending the Swearing-In Ceremony and Welcome Reception for the 115th Congress. It was a memorable, inspirational evening celebrating the largest class of Hispanic members in the most diverse Congress in the history of the United States!
Jan 9, 2017
CHCI - New York Life Public Policy Fellow, Diego Quiñones, shares his "Yes We Can" moment, when President Barack Obama called out his name from the CHCI 39th Annual Gala stage.
Dec 28, 2016
The end of the year has arrived; it is a time for reflection and recharge. For me, the last six months have felt like a whirlwind, the wind fast and furious – yet exhilarating and at times perplexing. And yet, the opportunity to lead CHCI has felt like a sacred obligation that I am honored to accept.
Dec 12, 2016
At the beginning of every Congress, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) honors newly elected and re-elected Hispanic members of Congress with a swearing-in ceremony and reception. The incoming 115th Congress will feature 34 Hispanic members serving in the House and 4 in the Senate, including Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, who will become the first Latina to serve in the United States Senate.
Dec 8, 2016
This past week, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) honored Congressman Rubén Hinojosa at our Farewell Ceremony as he will retire from Congress at the end of his term. For decades, Rep. Hinojosa has been a champion for the underserved, using his knowledge on various issues to help create a more equal and just society for his constituents and for all Americans. One of the areas where Rep. Hinojosa’s passion for service has left an indelible mark is education.
Nov 30, 2016
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