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Bipartisan immigration plan is reform we need.

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By Dallas Morning News Editorial Congress, this one is on you … again. U.S. immigration policy has been badly broken for more than two decades. Attempts by former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to craft reasonable, sweeping immigration policies stalled, then cratered under the weight of partisan opposition in Congress from the party not in the White House. Our immigration…

Bipartisan border reform isn't easy. Rep. Escobar's bill is a start.

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By Houston Chronicle Editorial Board About a hundred miles due east of El Paso, at the foot of the majestic Guadalupe Mountains, is a vast salt flat. Centuries ago, Spanish settlers along the Rio Grande near today’s El Paso organized ox trains to mine the salt and haul it back home for cooking and food preservation. (Salineros, they were called.) These days, according to the few…

El Paso Matters Op-Ed: Student loan forgiveness will benefit El Paso families

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President Biden’s decision to forgive $10,000 in student loans for individuals earning less than $125,000 and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients will be life-changing for many El Pasoans, and while we have to address the root causes of deep economic inequity, this was an important step in the right direction.

El Paso Times: $600M in federal money aimed at modernizing, reducing air pollution at Bridge of Americas

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By Julia Lucero There will be a $600 million federal investment to try and modernize the Bridge of the Americas Land Port of Entry in El Paso, a news release from U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar read. The money will be provided through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for site acquisition, design and construction of facilities. The law includes more than $3.4 billion…

The Hill OpEd: We can and will meet the climate test in the Build Back Better Act

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By Representatives Veronica Escobar (D-T.X.), Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Andy Kim (D-N.J.), AND Suzanne Bonamici (D- O.R.) If you read the headlines right now you might think Democrats can’t agree on anything — in fact, that could not be further from the truth. The real story is that congressional Democrats, from all parts of this country and from every conference in our Caucus, are…

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