As more people are apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar and McAllen Mayor Jim Darling discuss what the situation means for Texas.
The increasing number of migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border can be explained by poverty, violence and climate change, according to U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso.
“Until we address this strategically with humanity and with compassion, and with thought about our entire hemisphere, we will be having the same conversation every single year,” Escobar said.
Her comments came during a Texas Tribune event with McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. The conversation, moderated by Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, was recorded on Monday and shared online Wednesday.