Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Statement on Expansion of the Dangerous “Remain in Mexico” Policy to El Paso

March 20, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced the expansion of the Migrant Protection Protocols policy, commonly known as “Remain in Mexico” to the El Paso Port of Entry:

“Today, the Trump administration decided to once again ignore our immigration laws and expand a dangerous policy in order to deter asylum seekers fleeing violence, persecution and poverty from seeking refuge in our country.

“With this shameful policy, the administration is endangering lives, abandoning its obligation to bring forward smart solutions for our broken immigration system, and imposing on another country the task of solving our immigration challenges.

“Enough is enough. I will soon introduce legislation to ensure no funds are provided for this misguided policy. I urge my colleagues in Congress to stand up against President Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda and join me in this effort.”