House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the ruling "brazenly flouts the law & precedent, as it casts a cloud of fear & uncertainty."
Escobar said the 18 GOP senators who visited the border are the same ones who've done nothing to halt the crisis during their tenure in Washington.
The Texas governor said border officials told him there have been about 110,000 apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley Sector this year, already more than the 90,000 total in 2020.
Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar said El Paso shooting victims grabbed her during a hospital visit and gave her a message for President Donald Trump ahead of his visit.
Voters elected the country's first Muslim and Native American women to Congress, in addition to a number of other firsts.