Washington, DC – Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), and Filemon Vela (D-TX) will be joined by 17 other Democratic Members of Congress tomorrow, July 13th, at the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas. Reps. Speier, Gonzalez, Vela and several of the Members are returning to the site of their investigation last summer into the conditions and treatment of migrants at several Department of Homeland Security facilities. The Members will be briefed by detention center staff and speak to children and parents at those locations as well as two nonprofit centers before crossing over the border at Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville to provide food and other items to migrant families attempting to apply for asylum in the United States.

*Please be advised that we will be crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at Gateway International Bridge. Those planning to attend must bring passports.*


Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX)

Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX)

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY)

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Rep. David Price (D-NC)

Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI)

Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH)

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)

Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)

Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA)

Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)


What: Rep. Speier, House Democrats return to border facilities for follow up oversight.


Where/When: Saturday, July 13, 2019


The itinerary listed below.


Time               Event

8:15 am          Arrive at McAllen Border Patrol Station and Centralized Processing Center

                       3000 W Military Highway, McAllen, TX 78503

10:30 am         Arrive at Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center, 111 S 15th St.  

                        McAllen, TX 78501

12:00 pm         Press conference outside of Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center

2:00 pm           Arrive at Brownsville Port of Entry and Gateway International Bridge

                        1500 W University Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

3:45 pm           Arrive at second nonprofit center serving migrants

            Brownsville, TX

6:00 pm           Photo opportunity with Members as they cross Gateway International Bridge


Members of the media will not be allowed onto the premises on the tour, per DHS. For those planning to attend the noon press conference at Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center and the 6 p.m. border crossing at Gateway International Bridge, please RSVP to tracy.manzer@mail.house.gov.