Jinitzail Hernandez

Homestead: On the front lines of the migrant children debate

The immigration debate in southern Florida is not like those of any of the other detention centers around the U.S. Homestead sits on 55-acres of land sandwiched between buildings abandoned due to hurricane damage and the Homestead Air Reserve Base. The ground is a mix of gravel and grass and locals say heavy rains hit every afternoon.

Juul's day at Oversight and Reform

"As a parent of three young kids myself... I was shocked to hear Juul had access to children without teachers or administrators and without parental permission," said Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi during the hearing on Wednesday.

The hearing was meant to examine Juul's role in the youth nicotine epidemic.

I.C.E, C.B.P. and O.R.R. What's the difference, explained

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Refugee Resettlement have been at the epicenter of the border debate and reports of grisly conditions continue to surface.

Blockchain Caucus co-chair: Ease up on Facebook's Libra

Rep. David Schweikert, co-chair of the Blockchain Caucus, warns that members of Congress may be letting their "disdain for Facebook" cloud their judgement on what he says is an opportunity....
Immigrant raids could lead to more family separations
CQ on Congress, Episode 161

The Trump administration says it will round up undocumented immigrants who have missed a court date in an effort to deter others migrants from seeking refuge in the United States. But raids could exacerbate family separations, report CQ Roll Call’s Tanvi Misra and Jinitzail Hernandez, who just returned from visiting one of the largest migrant detention centers in Homestead, Fla., where the government is holding 2,000 teenage immigrants.

The mountains between Congress and modernization

Time is running out for the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to find bipartisan consensus on a variety of issues.

Watch: Meadows, Cummings get in fiery exchange over Kellyanne Conway Hatch Act subpoena

During a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing Wednesday, Rep. Mark Meadows and Rep. Elijah E. Cummin...
Bracing for impact: Is the military climate-ready?

When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, it rolled right over the top of Tyndall Air Force Base, damaging nearly every single structure on the base and decimating much of the surrounding area.

Politics aside, everyone hates burpees

It's 7 a.m. on a Wednesday and the sun isn't even warm yet. Do you know where your congressman is? He might be working out outside Longworth while Rep. Markwayne Mullin makes fun of him.

‘It is my body, not the state's’, Busy tells Judiciary Committee

"I am not speaking about birth, sir, I am speaking about abortion," former Dawson's Creek actress Busy Philipps told Rep. Louie Gohmert in a heated exchange.

Watch: Trump and May's full press conference

President Donald Trump slammed London's mayor, spoke in favor of "Brexit", and touted his Republican approval rating in response to questions about a GOP mounted block on his proposed tariffs on Mexican goods during Tuesday's London press conference.

Rolling through one last time: Views of the final Rolling Thunder rally

Every Memorial Day weekend Sunday since 1988 has witnessed cruisers roaring through the streets of D.C. One of the world's largest motorcycle rallies took over the district every year in support of prisoners of war, veterans, and service members missing in action.

Who’s the guy in the background of all those Capitol Hill TV hits?
Undercover Capitol: taking you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

He was a Cherokee, a cowboy, an actor and a political commentator. He was born in 1879, but he’s in the background of a handful of Capitol Hill TV news hits every day. 

He’s Will Rogers, Oklahoma’s favorite son. And his statue sits between the House floor and Statuary Hall in one of the few Capitol rooms where TV cameras can regularly shoot interviews. CQ Roll Call’s Jason Dick spoke with Oklahoma Republican Rep. Tom Cole about the ‘Old Country Boy’ himself, a Native American multimedia icon whose celebrity star still shines on Capitol Hill.

Is Artificial Intelligence the final frontier? Probably not

Watch CQ Roll Call’s senior writers Gopal Ratnam and Kate Ackley dispel some common misconceptions about artificial intelligence.

Yes, you can ride in a bow tie, and other lessons from Bike to Work Day
Rep. Earl Blumenauer joined packs of cyclists for the annual commute and free T-shirt frenzy

We caught up with Rep. Earl Blumenauer as he whizzed down the street during his Friday commute to Capitol Hill.

(And by “we” I mean my colleague and cycling enthusiast Ed Felker, who puts the pedal to the pavement rain or shine and kindly wore a GoPro for the occasion.)

2 minutes with CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo
Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer talks blockchain, derivatives and Hollywood

Watch Fintech Beat co-founder Chris Brummer take two minutes for a fintech hot take with the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Christopher Giancarlo. ...
What is jawboning, explained
Fintech Beat

The act of regulation through informal methods such as speeches and letters — also known as jawboning — is used often in creating policy. Chris Brummer explains why it’s of particular importance to financial technology regulation....