Espaillat, García, CHC Members Denounce the Inhumane Treatment of Migrants and Asylum Seekers Under Custody of DHS

June 11, 2019
Press Release

Espaillat, García, CHC Members Denounce the Inhumane Treatment of Migrants and Asylum Seekers Under Custody of DHS

 

Washington, D.C. — Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Raúl Ruiz (CA-36) Verónica Escobar (TX-16) and others will do a series of speeches on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives TODAY, June 11 at noon to denounce the inhumane treatment of migrants and asylum seekers under custody of DHS and to highlight the urgent need to establish humanitarian standards in ICE immigration detention centers.  The speeches will also honor and memorialize the six children who have died in the custody of CBP within the last eight months.

 

Last week President Trump doubled down on his anti-immigrant agenda with a series of new policy announcements. At the same time, DHS’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and journalists revealed startling reports on the conditions of migrant detention facilities, the treatment of migrants, and the role of ICE in immigrant’s injuries or deaths.

 

 

WHO:

Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)

Congressman Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04)

Congressman Raúl Ruiz (CA-36)

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16)

 

WHAT:         

Floor Speeches to Denounce Inhumane Treatment of Migrants under Custody of DHS

 

WHEN:         

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST

 

 

WHERE:      

The Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives

 

 

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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his second term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee.  He serves as a Senior Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) where he also serves in a leadership role as CHC Whip. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing. Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx.  To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.

 

Media inquiries: Candace Randle Person at Candace.Person@mail.house.gov

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