Tag: Escobar, Veronica

Trump to Visit Dayton and El Paso, Creating Mixed Feelings for Residents

WASHINGTON — President Trump will visit Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso on Wednesday in an attempt to deliver a message of national unity and healing to two cities scarred by mass shootings over the weekend and where many grieving residents hold him responsible for inflaming the country’s racial divisions. The president stands accused of embracing […]

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Texas Latina Emerges as House’s Voice of Passion and Reason on the Border

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — In the blazing Mexican heat last week, Representative Veronica Escobar consoled a young woman named Fatima, who described in a flood of Spanish how she had been raped in her native Nicaragua, separated by American authorities from her 5-year-old daughter in May, and sent back to Mexico to wait alone on […]

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Lawmakers Criticize Migrant Holding Sites in Texas as ‘Toxic’ and ‘Broken’

CLINT, Tex. — Women held in rooms without running water, sleeping bags set up on concrete and children left apart from their families: That was what Democratic lawmakers said they heard about on Monday as they toured two Texas border facilities. Their emotional, and graphic, descriptions came on a day when ProPublica reported the existence […]

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