Costa Stands with Hispanic Caucus to Ensure Humane and Safe Treatment for All

Dec 18, 2018
Press Release

Fresno, CA – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement regarding the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – of which he is a member – visiting Lordsburg Station to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin while she was in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody:

“I would like to thank CHC Chairman-elect Joaquin Castro and all CHC members who were able to travel to Lordsburg today for being leaders in the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin.

“As a nation, we must ensure our facilities and policies support our American values. This includes treating all people humanely, justly, and with dignity. While I could not be with my fellow CHC members today, I stand in solidarity with them in their investigation. As Americans, we must ensure the health and safety of those seeking refuge at our borders.”