A Fronteriza in Congress

Feb 1, 2019
1:56 PM
Originally published at In The Thick

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar is one of the first two Latinas from Texas to win a seat in the U.S. Congress that was sworn in a few weeks ago. In an intimate conversation that took place at her office in Washington D.C., Julio and Rep. Escobar talk about the border community of El Paso, the hospitality that has always characterized its people and what it means for her to be a woman of color in a predominantly white and male Congress.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Veronica Escobar, freshman from Texas, will be a key part in the House’s border battle, from El Paso Times
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  • Even with a Democratic House majority, the most plausible immigration deal might only help the “Dreamers” and those with temporary protected status, according to The Atlantic.


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