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El Paso Delegation Pushes For More Accountability Among Immigration Enforcement Officers

Nov 19, 2019

Credit Rep. Veronica Escobar D-El Paso

A delegation from El Paso is in Washington, DC this week to push for more accountability among immigration enforcement officers.

It was organized by the Border Network for Human Rights.

It includes about 40 members, mostly from El Paso and southern New Mexico.

The group plans to meet with lawmakers to share testimonials from the border and encourage them to pass the Homeland Security Improvement Act.

A key piece of that bill would create an ombudsman position within the Department of Homeland Security to oversee concerns about border and immigration enforcement.

A similar bill introduced by El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar - already passed in the House. 

Information from KERA