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YWCA USA's Testimony on Immigration and Citizen ship

On Friday, September 6, 2019, YWCA USA's Chief Executive Officer Alejandra Y. Castillo testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. The hearing, led by El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX), focused on conditions along the southern border and the violence aimed at immigrant communities.

The two-panel hearing was entitled Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Border Policies and the Relationship Between Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Domestic Terrorism, and was attended by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).

Castillo’s testimony addressed the interrelated issues of gun violence, racist rhetoric, misogyny and gender-based violence that lie at the heart of America’s surge in domestic terrorism.

Read Ms. Castillo's written testimony here.

Did you know?

According to the Center for Disease Control, African American women are over three times more likely to be murdered with a gun than white women.

Read more about YWCA's position on gun violence.

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