Assessing the Adequacy of DHS Efforts to Prevent Child Deaths in Custody, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, January 14, 2020 [open pdf - 368KB]
This is the January 14, 2020 hearing titled "Assessing the Adequacy of DHS Efforts to Prevent Child Deaths in Custody" before the House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Kathleen M. Rice: "We have seen a dramatic increase in the numbers of families and children arriving on the Southern Border over the past several years. Most of these families and children arrived from Central America, fleeing vicious cartels, gang violence, and extreme poverty. After surviving long dangerous journeys, these families should have been met with safe refuge, but instead they encountered this administration's myriad of inhumane border policies like family separation, zero tolerance detention, and the Remain in Mexico policy. These policies and management decisions by the administration have contributed to mass overcrowding and wide-spread inhumane conditions at Customs and Border Protection facilities across our Southern Border." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brian S. Hastings and Alexander L. Eastman.
Serial No. 116-55
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