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Rep Speier, 25 Members of Congress to Investigate Texas Border Facilities Used in Cruel Trump/Sessions Family Separation Policy

June 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D- CA), hosted by Congressmen Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), will be joined by Democratic Women’s Working Group Chair Lois Frankel (D-FL) and 22 other Democratic Members of Congress on Saturday, June 23, at the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas. The group, which includes many members of the DWWG, will speak to children and parents that have been ripped apart by President Donald Trump’s and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ cruel new family separation policy.

 

*Please be advised that we will be near the U.S.-Mexico border. Those planning to be in the area should bring passports.*

 

Who: 

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX)

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX)

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Rep. Anne McLane Kuster (D-NH)

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)

Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT)

Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD)

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT)

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)

Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA)

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL)

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)

 

What: Fact-finding mission investigating the Trump administration’s cruel family separation policy.

 

Where/When: Full itinerary listed below.

 

Saturday, June 23

7:40 am            Depart for McAllen Border Patrol Station from DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

                         1800 S. 2nd St. McAllen, TX 78503

 

8:00 am            Participants arrive at the McAllen Border Patrol Station

                        3000 W Military Highway, McAllen, TX 78503 and 3700 West Ursula Avenue

 

8:30 am            Participants tour both the Border Patrol Station, 3000 W Military Hwy, McAllen, TX 78503, and the Centralized Processing Center, 3700 West Ursula Avenue, McAllen, TX 78503

 

                        9:30 am            Press gathering across the street from Centralized Processing Center, 3700 West Ursula Avenue, McAllen, TX, 78503

 

                        10:30 am          Depart for Port Isabel ICE Detention Center

 

                        12:40 pm          Arrive at Port Isabel ICE Detention Center

                                                 27991 Buena Vista Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566

 

                        2:30 pm            Depart for Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

                                                 700 Amelia Earhart Dr, Brownsville, TX 78521

 

                        3:10 pm             Arrive at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

 

                        3:15 pm             Press conference at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

 

Members of the media will not be allowed onto the premises on the tour, per DHS. However, for those planning to gather outside the facilities and attend the press conference at the airport, please RSVP to tracy.manzer@mail.house.gov.     

      

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