On February 21, 2019, CBP announced the installation of barbed wire barriers in response to the increasing numbers of Central American asylum-seekers. The lawmakers state in the letter that although Central American asylum-seeking families and children represent a humanitarian challenge, there is no national emergency to justify the deployment of these barriers.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
“En el Día Internacional de la Mujer, honramos las extraordinarias contribuciones de las mujeres y reconocemos que nuestra labor para lograr la igualdad aún no termina. Ya sea marchando para obtener el derecho al voto o derechos reproductivos, alzando sus voces en apoyo de la igualdad salarial o en contra de las políticas de inmigración inhumanas que separan a los niños de los brazos de sus madres, las mujeres de nuestras comunidades están liderando la lucha hacia el progreso.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
“On International Women’s Day, we honor the extraordinary contributions that women have made and recognize that our work to achieve equality is far from complete. Whether marching for the right to vote and reproductive rights, raising their voices in support of equal pay, or speaking out against inhumane immigration policies that separate children from their mother’s arms, women in our communities are leading the fight towards progress.
Since 2014, the El Paso sector has seen an increase in the number of Central American families fleeing violence and persecution. To address the lack of adequate temporary processing facilities, the U.S. Congress appropriated $192 million for a new CPC where CBP can process migrant families within 72 hours in humane conditions.
February 27, 2019 Press Release
“El Pasoans and Americans across the country have raised their voices to demand action over thoughts and prayers. Today, the House of Representatives delivered on our promise to the countless victims and resilient survivors by voting on bipartisan commonsense gun safety legislation.
“Today, I voted to uphold our Founding Fathers’ vision for our nation, defend our Constitution, and reject an erroneous narrative that portrays border communities like El Paso, as a problem.
“The Trump administration’s immoral family separation policy has inflicted harm and pain on thousands of innocent children and their families and corroded our deepest American values.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
“I am honored to serve under the leadership of Majority Whip Clyburn as an Assistant Whip in the New Democratic House Majority,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “This role will give me the opportunity to continue standing up for El Paso’s values and bring together the diverse voices of our Caucus. I look forward to advancing legislation that reflects our American values and expanding opportunity to hard-working families in our border communities and across the country.”
February 23, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) hosted her February monthly town hall meeting , Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m. at Burges High School.
February 21, 2019 Press Release
“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.