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MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Will Hold Press Conference on Immigration Detention Center Conditions During COVID-19

Jun 19, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 1:15pm CT, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus led by Chairman Joaquin Castro will hold a press conference with Representatives Sylvia Garcia and Henry Cuellar after their congressional delegation conduct oversight of the South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall and the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley. With the COVID-19 ravaging the county, ICE detention facilities have become hotspots, leaving hundreds of immigrant families and ICE detention officers at higher risks of contracting the coronavirus. 

WHO:

  • Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29)
  • Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

WHEN: Monday, June 22, 2020 at 1:15pm CT 

WHERE: 

South Texas ICE Processing Center 

566 Veterans Dr

Pearsall, Texas 78061

(press conference will take place outside the facility property)

RSVP: Interested media should RSVP to alex.sarabia@mail.house.gov

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.