MCALLEN, TX (CNN) - Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke met with immigrant families in the Rio Grande Valley on Monday.
Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke
The congressman and Democratic Senate candidate addressed their concerns about families being separated at the U.S./Mexico border.
O’Rourke also spoke out about the denial of a legal asylum process for domestic abuse victims.
U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions overturned asylum protection for domestic violence and gang violence victims on Monday.
The ruling could potentially prevent tens of thousands of immigrants from getting protection in the U.S.
O’Rourke says, "This country, this state especially that understands immigration better than any other state is ultimately going to get it right. But it requires all of us knowing what is going on. That's part of the reason that I'm here today but I'm absolutely so disappointed in this administration and this attorney general for making this decision. It is not in the best interests of this country much less those women fleeing that violence."
O’Rourke has now visited all 254 counties in Texas as part of his campaign to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz.