Veronica Escobar on Foreign Policy



Puerto Rico still rebuilding after 2017 Hurricane Maria

Escobar [noted how] the president's rhetoric has targeted Latinos and immigrants more broadly. "In America, our diversity makes us stronger--it is what uplifts all voices and makes us an inclusive, dynamic country," she said in Spanish. "Yet, the president clearly does not share this belief." She acknowledged Puerto Ricans' struggle to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017. And she pointed out how Trump's immigration policies have harmed immigrants living in the US, including so-called DREAMers, who may lose their legal status if the president's efforts to dismantle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals prevails; immigrant families who were separated on the border; migrant children who have died in immigration custody; and migrants who face dangerous conditions waiting in Mexico for their chance to seek asylum in the US. "These are policies none of us ever imagined would happen in America in our lifetime," she said.
Source: Vox.com on Democratic rebuttal to 2020 State of the Union , Feb 4, 2020

PVS:Don't use military to prevent nuclear proliferation.

Escobar opposes the PVS survey question on barring hostile nukes

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-14 on Aug 1, 2018

Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang.

Escobar co-sponsored Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Legislative summary: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: