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Rep. Veronica Escobar

On Press Call, Experts Respond to Trump Administration’s Strategy of Using Bigotry and Xenophobia to Deflect from Its Mishandling of COVID-19 Pandemic

A recording of the call is available here As the Trump administration continues to mishandle the outbreak of COVID-19 and use nativism to distract from its failures, a panel of experts and advocates gathered earlier today on a press call to talk about how the struggle to protect public health requires an inclusive strategy, not … Continue reading »

Rep. Veronica Escobar Offers a Powerful Reminder of the Consequences of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and an Inspiring Vision of the America We Are Fighting For

As we predicted, President Trump’s State of the Union address last night was filled with ugly xenophobia, racial incitement and flat-out falsehoods. On immigration, his attempt to claim “success” is based on the cruelty, chaos, bigotry and suffering he has imposed – by executive fiat (check out our pre-buttal statement we issued yesterday for a … Continue reading »

El Paso Leaders Condemn Terrorist Attack by White Nationalist, Call Out Trump for Fueling Racism and Inspiring Violence

After a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas claimed the lives of 20 people and injured dozens more, voices of the El Paso community stand together in condemning the racism and hatred that fueled the violent attack.    In an interview with MSNBC, Representative Veronica Escobar spoke on the strength of the El Paso community and … Continue reading »

Democrats Taking Action to Address Trump’s Cruelty, Chaos, Failure and Floundering on Immigration and Border Policies

On Thursday, the House of Representatives is slated to consider H.R. 2203 (the Homeland Security Improvement Act), a bill authored by Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas to remedy many of the policies President Trump has put in place to address the surge in migrants from Central America at the U.S./Mexico border that have exacerbated – … Continue reading »

El Paso Community Leaders join with Congresswoman Escobar and Beto O’Rourke to Speak Ahead of the March for Truth Rally

The call will urge the Trump Administration to stop the wall and stop the lies A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, Fernando Garcia, the executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights, Linda Rivas of the Women’s March of El Paso, Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16), and Beto O’Rourke gathered to … Continue reading »

ICYMI NYT Op-Ed: Congresswoman Veronica Escobar: President Trump’s call for a wall is simplistic and misguided

Read piece here Austin, TX – In an op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar of El Paso, noted that Donald Trump’s obsession of building a wall has little to do with national security but is more about catering to a base that’s become increasingly nationalistic. As a Member of Congress … Continue reading »