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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

MEDIA ADVISORY: Democratic Members Investigate Circumstances Surrounding Felipe Gomez Alonzo’s Death in Alamogordo, Brief Press After

Jan 4, 2019
Press Release

ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—On Monday, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will lead a delegation to Alamogordo, New Mexico to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Felipe Gomez Alonzo in U.S. CBP custody. Following the tour of the facility, the Members will brief the press on how these stations are equipped to protect the health and safety of those seeking refuge at our borders.

WHO:

Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02)
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair
Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32)
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44)
Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24)
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16)

*more Members likely to be confirmed

WHEN:

Monday, January 7, 2019
12:30pmMT

WHERE:

The field behind Shell gas station
1957 US Highway 54
Alamogordo, NM 88310-7377

RSVP:

Please RSVP to CHCPressOffice@mail.house.gov. The event will also be livestreamed here dependent upon signal: https://www.facebook.com/congressional.hispanic.caucus/.

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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.