Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s Statement on Deadly Imperial County Car Crash

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

 (Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following statement regarding the deadly Highway 115 car crash in Imperial County:

“We offer our deepest condolences for those that have passed and continue our prayers for the victims, their families, and loved ones. This story becomes more devastating as we receive the latest updates and more information continues to come to light. Our Imperial Valley border region sees thousands upon thousands of crossers each day, a majority ending up performing essential jobs we rely on.  Our broken immigration system is a humanitarian, public health, and economic crisis impacting communities on both sides of the border. Tragedies like this place wider public attention on the dark realities of our immigration struggle in the United States and the danger immigrant families face for a chance at a better life. Comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue to rectify these disparities and help prevent deadly incidents.”