“As Congress strengthens protections and access to safety and justice for all survivors, we must ensure that our work reaches women in every corner of society, including incarcerated women.”
“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.”
“Once again, Secretary Nielsen is using an increase in the number of asylum seekers as a vehicle to promote an abhorrent policy. Her request for broader authority to detain families indefinitely and deport migrant children, denying them their right to due process, is offensive and anti-American.”
March 28, 2019 Press Release
“With more women in Congress than ever before, the Democratic caucus has never been stronger. The new leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus stands united in the common purpose of improving the lives of all families by advocating for equal pay for equal work, access to health care, paid family and medical leave, affordable, quality child care, retirement security, combatting workplace harassment, and much more. Despite every effort by this administration to take us backwards, our voices remain loud as we keep fighting to push forward on women’s hard-earned rights.”
“For the last five years, we’ve known that Central American families have been leaving their countries because of poverty, starvation, violence, and persecution. Unfortunately, the Trump administration has repeatedly failed to lead with any meaningful solutions and has used cruelty as a tool to address this humanitarian crisis. The approach announced today is no different.
March 24, 2019 Press Release
“Today, I join the American people and my colleagues in the House of Representatives to demand the release of the full Special Counsel report and underlying evidence of the investigation.
Following the March town hall meeting, Congresswoman Escobar will host her first veterans town hall meeting to update El Paso veterans on the work she has been doing to improve the services and care they receive, and discuss other issues facing our nation’s veterans.
The delegation visited Jordan and Iraq, where they received operational and intelligence updates from the different military commands within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, executed key engagements with host nations and Department of State leadership, and received important briefings on the operational and strategic impacts of U.S. policy and the National Defense Strategy in the Middle East region. Congresswoman Escobar released this statement following the trip:
“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.
“Today, President Trump decided to grossly defy our system of checks and balances and ignore the first branch of government’s vote to defend our Constitution and end his fake emergency.