Both the House and Senate lawmakers have announced that they will be calling in people from both federal agencies to explain about the actions of their employee’s and their policies….
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he plans to hold hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee on the deaths of two children in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody.
“I’m going to hold hearings on the deaths of these two children and the policies that entice people to come,” Graham, who will likely be the next chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the committee, last week called on Graham to hold hearings on the deaths of Jakelin Caal Maquin and Felipe Gómez Alonzo, saying that the Judiciary Committee is “uniquely situated to examine these issues.”….
The Department of Homeland Security said last week that it would change how it handles the health of migrant children. Democratic lawmakers in the House have also vowed to launch investigations into the deaths when they take a majority in Congress.
President Trump on Saturday tweeted that “any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally.”
“If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try!” he added, referring to his demand for a border wall along the southern border, which led to a government shutdown earlier this month.
Democrats take the House majority on Jan. 3, when the new Congress is sworn in…..
This from the head of Custom Border patrol who is and will continue to be on the hot seat over his agencies policies on handling immigrants at the border …..
The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Sunday called the deaths of two migrant children in government custody “absolutely devastating for us on every level.”
“It’s been over a decade since we’ve had a child die anywhere in our processes,” CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“What I can tell you about these two cases … is that our agents did everything they could as soon as these children manifested symptoms of illness to save their lives.”
Two children have died in government custody in recent weeks after crossing the border into the U.S., prompting renewed scrutiny of the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants…..