June 27, 2019 Press Release
“I was ready to end this inhumanity by voting for legislation that would uphold our American values and bring relief to El Pasoans during this challenging time. Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell refused to increase accountability and oversight and address our challenges at our southern border. Today, Congress should have done and could have done better.”
“Since taking the oath of office, I have been working closely with local leaders and community advocates to ensure real steps are being taken in Congress to address El Paso’s needs during this challenging time.
“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 20, 2019 Press Release
“World Refugee Day comes this year at a time when President Trump and his administration continue their efforts to undermine the dignity and right to due process of thousands of children and families who are fleeing violence, poverty, and persecution.
June 19, 2019 Press Release
“On June 19, 1865, the last African Americans born into slavery received the news of freedom. Since then, generations have fought for justice and equality moving us closer toward a more perfect union.
June 7, 2019 Press Release
In their letters to the committees, the Congresswomen state, “Migrants prosecuted under [“zero tolerance”] are remanded to U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) custody, where many pregnant women are reportedly experiencing lapses in prenatal and gynecological care that endanger both them and their child.
June 6, 2019 Press Release
“On June 6, 1944, American and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight for democracy and liberation of the oppressed people of Europe.
June 4, 2019 Press Release
“I am proud to have voted to reject President Trump’s deportation machine and advance the American Dream by bringing relief and certainty to more than two million Dreamers and TPS and DED holders.
May 31, 2019 Press Release
“Although we have made great progress, there is still much work to be done. The Trump administration continues to attack the LGBTQ community and promote a discriminatory agenda that denies basic civil rights to many because of who they are or whom they love.
“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.