Congresswoman Escobar Statement on CBP’s Decision to Further Militarize the El Paso-Juárez Border

February 21, 2019
Press Release

(El Paso, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) decision to further militarize the U.S.-Mexico border:

“The barricades constructed today at our ports of entry by CBP are an affront to the El Paso-Juárez border region’s efforts and work to become a world-renowned destination for international trade and innovation.

“Our bridges are a symbol of our history with Mexico, our strong binational ties and shared interests, and should not become militarized zones based on a misguided policy rooted in fear.

“The Trump administration’s xenophobic policies harm our economic and cultural vibrancy. It’s time to address our challenges with smart, safe and humane border policies. Our border communities deserve better.”