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First Mexican-born congresswoman denied membership in Hispanic caucus because she is a Republican

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus denied membership to Rep. Mayra Flores (R-Texas), the first Mexican-born congresswoman, because she is not a Democrat.

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Flores reportedly applied for membership in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in early October, months after winning a special election and becoming the first Mexican-born congresswoman. She represents a heavily Hispanic district that borders Mexico.

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