Matsui Announces Trip to U.S.-Mexico Border

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2019 | Kyle Morse (202-557-4880)

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that she and 19 Democratic colleagues will be traveling this weekend to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide critically needed Congressional oversight of human rights concerns. During this trip, Matsui will visit border patrol and central processing centers in McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, meet with humanitarian charities and organizations, and cross the Gateway International Bridge to meet with asylum seekers and migrants.

“Every child’s life is sacred, and no one, particularly children, should suffer trauma at the hands of our federal government. Through news stories and social media posts, we have witnessed daily dangerous journey families make to our country and the destitute living conditions migrant women and children are living under at the border. The Trump Administration’s treatment of asylum seekers does not represent our values or what we stand for as a nation. This is wrong and must stop,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “We cannot stand idly by and allow this to happen. That’s why I am heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide oversight and investigate different avenues for us to hold the Trump Administration accountable and end this tragic chapter in our history. I will take Sacramento’s voices and values with me, ask the questions on your mind, and engage with community leaders in the coming months to help provide relief and end the human suffering at the border.”

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