Congresswoman Escobar Statement on President Biden Executive Actions on Immigration
Washington, February 2, 2021
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement on the latest executive actions on immigration signed by President Joe Biden:
“President Biden’s executive actions on immigration are not only a clear rejection of the Trump administration’s cruel anti-immigrant agenda but a reaffirmation that America is a nation of immigrants and we are stronger and safer when we have a just and humane immigration system.
“The executive actions recognize our moral obligation to identify and reunite families separated in El Paso and across the border, restore our asylum system while addressing the root causes of migration, and promote the integrity of our immigration system.
“As I think of the pain inflicted on innocent children and vulnerable migrants during the last four years, I am comforted by these efforts and recognize the hard work ahead to reenvision and finally transform our broken immigration system. I look forward to working closely with President Biden, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, my Congressional colleagues, and the El Paso community to achieve this goal.”