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February 15, 2019 Press Release
“President Trump’s national emergency declaration is a political stunt in order to further his administrations’ anti-immigrant agenda and deliver on a campaign promise to build a wasteful and hateful border wall.
February 14, 2019 Press Release
“I commend and recognize the work and effort of the House Democratic conferees to keep our government open, secure investments in key areas – including funding for a processing center in El Paso – and lay the foundation for a strong FY2020 appropriations bill that would meaningfully advance accountability and oversight while promoting our American values.
February 8, 2019 Press Release
The Congressional delegation will be attended by House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Reps. Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05).
February 7, 2019 Press Release
“El Paso has never been one of the most ‘dangerous cities’ in the country, and our safety and security has long been a point of pride. These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit,” Congresswoman Escobar wrote.
February 7, 2019 Press Release
“We were disturbed to hear ongoing reports of hunger strikes at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas. We were equally troubled to learn that several of these individuals are being forced-fed,” wrote the lawmakers.
February 4, 2019 Press Release
“Senaida is the epitome of the American Dream,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “She has dedicated her life to advancing immigrant rights and preparing our next generation of leaders, all while experiencing family separation created by our broken immigration system and uncertainty as a DACA recipient.
February 3, 2019 In The News
Attempting to negotiate “border security” during a government shutdown, while hundreds of thousands of federal employees and their families struggled to stay afloat and communities were left reeling from the economic impact, was not only contrary to the democratic process, but it also all but guaranteed a terrible outcome for immigrants and the border.
January 29, 2019 Press Release
“Democrats stand ready to deliver on our promise to put hardworking families first and return power to the people.
January 29, 2019 Press Release
“The deployment of U.S. military personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration has proven to be a misuse of resources and a political effort intended to further the administration's manufactured crisis.
January 28, 2019 Press Release
“The Fort Bliss Army Installation is part of El Paso’s rich history and tradition, and an invaluable asset to Texas and to our national security,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues on the Armed Services Committee to preserve Fort Bliss’ importance and protect and help our service members and their families.”