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July 17, 2019

Chairwoman Rice to Lead Committee on Homeland Security Trip to Rio Grande Valley to View Migrant Conditions at the Border

(WASHINGTON) – This Friday, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Subcommittee, will lead a committee member trip to the Rio Grande Valley to examine the migrant conditions at the border. The group will visit CBP facilities around McAllen, Texas, including a Border Patrol station, processing center, holding facility, and port of entry – in addition to a Department of Health and Human Services shelter.

Chairwoman Rice released the following statement on the trip:

“Over the past several weeks we’ve seen horrific reports of the inhumane treatment and conditions that migrants have endured at the border. Meanwhile, the administration has continued to push anti-immigrant policies that have hurt migrants, endangered asylum seekers and exacerbated the humanitarian crisis. This is unacceptable. I am leading this trip in hopes that we can work together on solutions that are humane, effective, and uphold our American values.”


Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Subcommittee

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Subcommittee

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM)

Rep. Max Rose (D-NY)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA)

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)

Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-NY)


Friday, July 19th


  • CBP facilities around McAllen, Texas, including:
    • Border Patrol station
    • Centralized Processing Center
    • Holding facility
    • Port of Entry
  • HHS shelter
  • Migrant Respite Center operated by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley 


To be announced

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