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NPR: Spanish Response To State Of The Union Calls Trump 'The Greatest Threat'

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By Meg Anderson According to Rep. Veronica Escobar, the greatest danger facing Americans is not foreign, economic or even climate related. It is the president himself and his Republican supporters in Congress. "Honestly, the greatest threat to our security is a president and a Republican-controlled Senate that act only in their own interest," Escobar said during the Spanish-language response to Pr...

The New York Times: Veronica Escobar to Focus on Health Care, Guns in Spanish-Language Response to Trump

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By Emily Cochrane When President Trump delivered his State of the Union address in 2019, he pointed to El Paso as a sign of the success of his immigration policies, claiming it had been transformed from “one of our nation’s most dangerous cities” to “one of the safest cities in our country” by the construction of a border wall. In the audience, Representative Veronica Escobar, the Democrat who rep...

El Paso Times: Border Patrol Creates New Civilian Jobs to Handle Migrant Welfare

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By Lauren Villagran U.S. Customs and Border Protection is creating hundreds of new, civilian jobs to handle the processing and welfare checks of migrants at the border — a move advocates have recommended to curb allegations of abusive treatment in border enforcement. The USAJobs.gov posting shows openings in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, and Yuma, Arizona, for civilians to help "with humanitarian ca...

El Paso Times Newsmaker of 2019: Rep. Veronica Escobar, a leading voice on the border

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By Daniel Borunda First-year U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar rose to become one of the most impactful national voices from the border as El Paso faced a difficult year in 2019. Escobar, who made history as one of the first two Latinas in Congress from Texas, was outspoken against what she saw as dangerous anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies from the Trump administration. She also played a role in the ...

Texas Monthly: Veronica vs. the Swamp

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By Robert Moore Representative Veronica Escobar wanted her colleagues to see the conditions for themselves. It was a warm spring morning in El Paso, and the freshman congresswoman was taking four Democratic congresswomen—members of the House Homeland Security Committee—to visit a Border Patrol station in El Paso where hundreds of migrants, many of them Central American families seeking refuge in t...

El New York Times: Veronica Escobar, la congresista latina que aboga por los migrantes en la era de Trump

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Por Emily Cochrane Bajo el ardiente sol mexicano, la congresista Veronica Escobar consolaba a una joven llamada Fátima, quien le describió de manera atropellada sus problemas: fue violada en su nativa Nicaragua, en mayo las autoridades estadounidenses la separaron de su hija de 5 años y la deportaron a México donde espera la resolución de su solicitud de asilo. Fátima le dijo que su único deseo er...

The New York Times: Texas Latina Emerges as House’s Voice of Passion and Reason on the Border

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By Emily Cochrane In the blazing Mexican heat last week, Representative Veronica Escobar consoled a young woman named Fatima, who described in a flood of Spanish how she had been raped in her native Nicaragua, separated by American authorities from her 5-year-old daughter in May, and sent back to Mexico to wait alone on her asylum claim. Her only wish now, Fatima said, was to be with her daughter ...

NBC News: Veronica Escobar made history in Congress. Now she's on the front lines of the border battle.

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By Phillip Mena, Cora Cervantes and Suzanne Gamboa When Rep. Veronica Escobar thinks of her hometown, what comes to mind is the more than 100-year-old dairy farm that generations of Escobars have owned and worked. Escobar, who grew up in this border city on Texas’ westernmost tip, thinks of her father delivering milk even while working as the El Paso County engineer. She thinks of fun nights in hi...

Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: Border Debate Can’t Happen Under Threat of Another Shutdown

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By Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Attempting to negotiate “border security” during a government shutdown, while hundreds of thousands of federal employees and their families struggled to stay afloat and communities were left reeling from the economic impact, was not only contrary to the democratic process, but it also all but guaranteed a terrible outcome for immigrants and the border. Border comm...

El New York Times Op-Ed: Trump Empeora La Crisis Fronteriza

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Por Veronica Escobar Durante este último mes, he viajado a El Paso y al sur de Nuevo México como parte de tres delegaciones del congreso. Hablamos con los cuerpos de seguridad federales, recorrimos centros de detención y estaciones de la Patrulla Fronteriza y escuchamos a defensores de derechos humanos y jurídicos que han trabajado con migrantes desde hace décadas. Algunos de nosotros incluso vimo...

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