Department of Homeland Security's Family Separation Policy: Perspectives from the Border, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, March 26, 2019 [open pdf - 491KB]
This is the March 26, 2019 hearing titled "The Department of Homeland Security's Family Separation Policy: Perspectives from the Border," held before the House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Kathleen M. Rice: "Last summer, the Department of Homeland Security, under the leadership of Secretary Nielsen, implemented a zero tolerance policy which resulted in the separation of thousands of families. Despite knowing beforehand that this policy would immediately lead to family separations, DHS and specifically U.S. Customs and Border Protection, were completely unprepared and ill-equipped for the massive and delicate undertaking of sheltering thousands of separated children, with an unknown number of babies and toddlers. To make matters worse, within days of this policy's enactment, it became abundantly clear that none of the Federal agencies involved had any systems in place to effectively keep track of and reunite separated family members." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jennifer Podkul, Michelle Brané, Julie M. Linton, and Tim Ballard.
Serial No. 116-8
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