Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Whip, and other members of the CHC met with President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House to discuss immigration reform and other issues.
“We had a very productive discussion with President Obama and Vice President Biden on issues of great importance to the Hispanic community,” Rep. Lujan Grisham said.
“We agree that New Mexicans and Americans want comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together, provides a tough but fair pathway to citizenship, enhances border security and is in line with our core American values. The Senate has acted in a bipartisan manner, and now the House must do its job so we can send a comprehensive immigration reform bill to the President’s desk and finally fix our broken immigration system” Congresswoman Lujan Grisham said.
The CHC and the President also spoke about the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the Hispanic community. The President discussed the work that the Department of Health and Human Services is doing to make sure the 10.2 million uninsured Hispanics are aware of the opportunity to gain affordable health insurance coverage. Additionally, the CHC and the President discussed the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder , striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on all Americans, especially the rapidly growing Hispanic, African American and Asian American communities.