EL PASO, Texas -- Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, D - El Paso, is calling on the department of justice to investigate the shooting death of a migrant this week.
"I am publicly calling on the DOJ to investigate this as a hate crime," said Escobar.
A former warden and his brother were arrested for the fatal shooting. A migrant woman was also shot in the stomach, she was reportedly recovering at the hospital.
I am calling on the @DOJ to investigate this murderous attack as a hate crime.— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) September 30, 2022
And once again I’m calling on Republicans to stop their racist, hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric that dehumanizes migrants. The consequences of their behavior are deadly.https://t.co/1JFXgIGJN8