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McGovern Joining Members of Congress To Investigate Texas Border Facilities

Will Meet with Migrants at Gateway International Bridge

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Washington, July 12, 2019 | comments
WASHINGTON – Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) will join Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), and 16 other Democratic Members of Congress who are traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas tomorrow, July 13th.

Many of the members are returning to the site of an 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.

Who:
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX)
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (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. McGovern, House Democrats return to border facilities for follow-up oversight.

Where/When:
Saturday, July 13, 2019

The itinerary is listed below. Please be advised that the delegation will be crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at Gateway International Bridge. Those planning to attend must bring passports.

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.
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