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September 26, 2019 Press Release
As part of Suicide Prevention Month, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released a public service announcement (PSA) spreading awareness about the important topic of veteran suicide prevention and encouraging El Pasoans to Be There for veterans
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with Congressmen Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), led a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan seeking answers regarding Department of Defense (DoD) policy on the process for non-citizen servicemembers seeking naturalization and how the Department of Homeland Security, specifically the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), evaluates servicemember applications for naturalization.
August 30, 2019 Press Release
“El Paso has unfortunately been ground zero for the Trump administration’s cruelty at the border. Callous policies like Remain in Mexico and family separation, the dangerous overcrowding of detention facilities, and metering have created a moral and humanitarian crisis in our country, and are corroding our American values.”
July 12, 2019 Page
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!***This information should not be construed as legal advice. For such advice, consult an immigration attorney***
If Approached by ICE Agents or Police
- You do NOT have to reveal your immigration status and have the right to remain silent.
If ICE Agents Come to Your Home
“One year ago today, President Trump signed the ‘Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation’ Executive Order, ostensibly halting separations in favor of indefinite family detention."
June 18, 2019 Page
The annual defense bill improves the lives and financial security of our men and women in uniform, authorizes $655.9 billion in spending for national defense, and includes El Paso’s priorities.
“Today’s report is alarming and publicly confirms what I have witnessed firsthand for months: the conditions of our processing facilities strip migrants of their dignity and represent a serious danger to the health and safety of migrants and agents.
May 29, 2019 Press Release
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and remarks are clear and should alarm every American. Russia, a foreign adversary, blatantly attacked our political system and the investigation did not exonerate President Trump of obstruction of justice.
“As the Trump administration implements hateful and senseless immigration policies, border communities like El Paso continue to shoulder the financial responsibility of upholding our nation’s tradition of welcoming asylum-seeking families in pursuit of the American Dream,” said Congresswoman Escobar.
May 21, 2019 Press Release
“I want to thank Speaker Pelosi for appointing me to the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “As representative of the largest bilateral city along the Texas border, I know that Mexico is not just our neighbor and partner, but also a valued friend. Our relationship is based on a shared vision of prosperity and opportunity, and I’m eager to work to strengthen this vision and ensure we find smart solutions to address our common challenges.”