“It is important that no individual or organization impede a person’s legal right to seek asylum in the United States,” Escobar, Luján and Haaland wrote in the letter. “The FBI must immediately launch an investigation into this unlawful conduct.”
April 18, 2019 Press Release
“Contrary to Attorney General Barr’s statements, which were a deliberate effort to mislead the American people, the Special Counsel did not exonerate President Trump on obstruction of justice claims and outlined ample evidence of his misconduct and efforts to delegitimize and obstruct the investigation.
“We have seen billions of dollars in funding go to the Department of Homeland Security to be spent on enforcement, but there has not been a similar push for accountability and oversight,” said Congresswoman Escobar.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) honored fallen El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Peter Herrera on the House floor. Click here to see the video and read below a transcript of her remarks as delivered:
April 4, 2019 Press Release
Every day, both the U.S. and Mexico work cooperatively to secure the shared border and facilitate the efficient flow of goods and tourism, while curtailing the illicit flow of drugs, people, arms, and cash at ports of entry. These operations serve as the backbone of bilateral interconnectedness— closing down any one of the ports of entry, let alone the whole border, would have a myriad of unintended and irreparable economic, diplomatic, cultural, and humanitarian consequences.
“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.