English and Español: Curbelo Comments on Congressional Hispanic Caucus Decision to Refuse Him Entry

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Washington, D.C., November 16, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statements in English and Spanish after the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted to refuse him entry to the Caucus:

ENGLISH:

“It is truly shameful the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has decided to build a wall around the organization to exclude Hispanic-Americans who aren’t registered in the Democratic Party. This sends a powerful and harmful message of discrimination, bigotry, and division. Unbelievably, petty partisan interests have led the CHC to formally endorse the segregation of American Hispanics. It is a dark day on Capitol Hill. However, this only strengthens my commitment to working with my colleagues on both sides to urgently seek a solution for young immigrants in the DACA Program.”

ESPAÑOL:

“Es verdaderamente vergonzoso que el Caucus Hispano del Congreso ha decidido erigir un muro en torno a la organización para excluir a hispanos no inscritos en el Partido Demócrata. Esto envía un poderoso y dañino mensaje de discriminación, intolerancia y división. Increíblemente, la política mezquina ha motivado al CHC a abogar oficialmente por la segregación de la comunidad hispana de EEUU. Es un día sombrío en el Capitolio. Sin embargo, hoy mi compromiso de trabajar con colegas en ambos partidos a favor de una solución para los jóvenes inmigrantes del programa DACA es aún más fuerte.”

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