Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Federal Court Ruling on Title 42
Washington, D.C., November 15, 2022
Congresswoman Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement on Title 42 in response to today's federal court ruling:
“For too long, members of Congress have championed Title 42 as a “solution” to the challenges we face at the southern border and as a substitute for real and meaningful immigration reform. It is neither.
"The only way to reform what’s happening at the border is to create a system where there truly are legal pathways, and only Congress can do that. In the absence of legislation, we will continue to see migrants making the dangerous journey, desperately attempting enter our country with the help of human traffickers, exacerbating inhumane conditions and further stressing law enforcement and border communities. Congress must stop making excuses and take action to reform our outdated laws now.”