Congresswoman Escobar Hosts Congressional Delegation in El Paso
Over the last two days, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) hosted 7 Members of Congress on a Congressional Delegation visit to El Paso. The purpose of this visit was for Representatives to gain a comprehensive look at the challenges migrants, federal law enforcement agents, and our community as a whole face along the border.
“I’m thrilled 7 of my Democratic colleagues joined me in El Paso today to see firsthand how our immigration policies are affecting communities along the southern border,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “Being able to host this many Members in my community is an incredible opportunity to show the important and often overlooked work happening in border communities, and to also continue urging meaningful immigration reform, including investment in infrastructure at our ports of entry. I only hope House Republicans will one day come to the table and be serious about finding legislative solutions.”
As part of this Congressional Delegation, Congresswoman Escobar led the group to the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry to meet with federal law enforcement, including Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents, and discuss much needed infrastructure investments, including what was provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. They also toured a Central Processing Center and the El Paso County Processing Center. Finally, they also met with several stakeholders managing the migrant arrivals, including regional leaders, advocates, business leaders, and faith leaders. Additionally, they met with migrants at the Annunciation House who were injured on their journey to the United States.
This visit continues the Congresswoman’s priority of bringing Members to our community, having hosted 20% of Congress in El Paso before the onset of the Covid-pandemic.