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July 12, 2019 Page

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

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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

June 20, 2019 Press Release
“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.
May 31, 2019 Press Release
“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.
May 28, 2019 Press Release
“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.”
May 6, 2019 Press Release

(El Paso, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) made a surprise visit to Bel Air High School to announce the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.

The winning painting was Mi Abuelita by Sarah Murillo, a Senior at Bel Air High School. Sarah will receive a round trip flight to Washington, D.C., where she will join hundreds of high school artists nationwide to see their artwork displayed in the U.S Capitol for one year.

April 19, 2019 Page

For the first 100 days in office, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and House Democrats continue to make progress on the For The People agenda focused on lowering health care and prescription drug costs for El Pasoans, raising wages, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and cleaning up corruption in Washington. 

Here’s a look at how the House of Representatives is moving forward on this agenda and other key priorities. Those with an asterisk denote measures with bipartisan support:

 

April 1, 2019 Press Release
“Dreamers are part of the rich and beautiful fabric of our nation. Congress has a duty to protect them against the Trump administration, and take real steps to ensure the confidential information they provided about themselves and their families is never used against them,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “That is why I’m proud to join Congresswoman Torres to introduce the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act and help thousands of Dreamers across the country, including the almost 9,000 from El Paso.”