EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — U.S. Representative Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, reacts to the reversal of the “Remain in Mexico” policy in El Paso, as Borderland welcomes migrants.
“Today is a day of hope and victory for our common humanity. Led by President Biden, our nation is reversing the dangerous and illegal policy of staying in Mexico and finally respecting asylum seekers’ right to due process. “Escobar said in a statement sent to KTSM 9 News.
Escobar went on to say that continued collaboration on both sides of the border between local and federal governments and humanitarian organizations is crucial.
“I am committed to fostering these partnerships and working in Congress for enduring legislation and resources that will protect vulnerable souls arriving at our doorstep and address the root causes of migration,” she said.
The statement comes as buses full of migrants travel to El Paso from Juarez, Mexico.
Escobar thinks it’s a step in the right direction as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security works to overhaul and improve Trump-era immigration policies.
“As the Department of Homeland Security begins processing asylum seekers in El Paso – our modern Ellis Island – I am encouraged by our community’s decision to continue to show goodwill and am grateful to every El Pasoan who chooses compassion,” Escobar said.