• December 4, 2021
 House Judiciary Committee to hold field hearing in El Paso on Immigration, Domestic Terrorism

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House Judiciary Committee to hold field hearing in El Paso on Immigration, Domestic Terrorism

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship will hold a field hearing in El Paso, TX on Friday, September 6th, 2019 focusing on conditions along the southern border and the violence aimed at immigrant communities.

The hearing is open to the public and will take place at UTEP’s El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center at 10 a.m. MDT, doors open at 9:45 a.m. MDT.

The two-panel hearing, entitled Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Border Policies and the Relationship Between Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Domestic Terrorism, will be led by El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and attended by Chairman Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Garcia (D-TX), Rep. Neguse (D-CO), and Rep. Jackson Lee (D-TX).

Prior to the hearing, Members will join for a press conference starting at 9:15am to discuss the importance of the field hearing in El Paso and the work of the Committee in its oversight of the Trump Administration’s border policies.

The press conference will be followed by the two-panel hearing starting at 10:00am and feature testimony from expert witnesses.  A list of the panelists can be found below.

WHO:             Rep. Veronica Escobar, Subcommittee Substitute Chair
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, House Judiciary Committee Chair
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
Rep. Sylvia Garcia
Rep. Joe Neguse
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

     Panel One
                Jo Anne Bernal, Esq. – County Attorney, El Paso County Attorney’s Office
Monica Muñoz Martinez, PhD – Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies & Ethnic Studies, Brown University
Alejandra Y. Castillo, Esq. – Chief Executive Officer, YWCA USA

     Panel Two 
Shaw Drake, Esq. – Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Border Rights Center
Linda Y. Rivas, Esq. – Executive Director, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Mr. Fernando Garcia – Executive Director, Border Network for Human Rights

WHEN:           Friday, September 6, 2019
Press Conference @ 9:15AM MDT (press wishing to attend should arrive starting at 8:30am for setup)
Hearing @ 10:00 AM MDT (doors open to public at 9:45am)

WHERE:         El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center
University of Texas El Paso
2051 Wiggins Way
El Paso, TX 79902

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