frmr USBP chief and acting ICE director
reducing protections for refugees and migrants."
resolve by adhering to American laws and ideals."
Full remarks: documentcloud.org/documents/6187…
Her full remarks available here: documentcloud.org/documents/6187…
The journey to the US is filled with deadly peril. Robberies, assault, rape, drowning. But 100s of 1000s still come to make their legal claim for asylum, a right they have under law.
Theres a "dangerous lack of accountability" at facilities, Raskin said. Says CBP has many officers trying their best, but many others are not.
But officials have known about this FB group for many months, in some cases years. How do we end tolerance for these shameful actions? The hearing will hopefully pose the hard Qs that need to be asked, Raskin adds.
What we say in the hyperbole we use matters, he says before adding he's never seen a kid in these cages as has been indicated.
"Some in this body would rather attack the men and women on the front lines of this crisis."
"We don't have enough resources to respond to the crisis."
"We're oversight," Roy says. "Let's oversee this."
"My beautiful girl is gone," Juarez says.
But she was never seen.
She is now crying and speaking at the same time.
A lot of tight lips and tears being wiped away.
Our ancestors saw America as a land of hope and dreams and opportunity. I know you can't talk about what you left behind for legal reasons,, he says, but asks:
"I am here because I want all people around the world and in every country, especially in the U.S., that we need to make a change and make a difference to actually care and protect kids more."
Rep Debbie Wasserman Schulz reads from the medical record which shows false information, incl. that Mariee was seen and safe to travel.
Yazmin is testifying here under oath, reminder.
There could be many more falsified records to cover up their neglect, DWS says.
She's got family here.. She wants to work, study and learn and in the future, when she is a mother again, she can teach them everything she has fought for, she says.
Recalls when she said she was noble but with a weak heart.
Pressley says she underestimates her own strength.
Pressley apologies to Juarez for failing her.
She was not called crude names, but the nastiness of the word used were enough.
No contact with family members in some cases, many were sick, cold, malnourished.
"No one was taking care of the kids with the flu. We were not allowed to leave the flu cell ever," a 14 y/o girl told Long.
By law they should be released within 72 hours.
She was alone, but for her sisters who are 8 and 4 years old.
A 2017 fed court decision found the Rio Grande Valley facilities failed to provide food, water, hygiene, kept temps too cold.
Some babies were breastfed, some complained they did not get enough water to produce milk.
During her visits, Frye actually came down the flu. The same flu the children had.
His testimony in full available here:
And this, Breen says, is the place CBP has dropped off immigrants, alone, to fend for themselves.
Gutierrez says it will be limited, you can't see what you're looking at.
Gutierrez is not able to answer fully because Meadows yields his time and no one asks Gut. to elaborate.
Vitiello says in '14 it was helpful. The additional $4.6 supplemental funding by Trump will help too, but he says, there's restrictions around privacy on medical records/treatment
The govt should not be placing these men and women in this situation. It's outrageous.
"They are still in the system and I think of them every day," Long says.
Vitiello agrees, says the word is out, ppl know if they bring their child, the end result is to be released into the U.S.
No children had ever died in CBP custody until now.
What is happening then? AOC asks.
Yet, these abuses continue.
"These are human beings. Not trout. Presenting yourself at a port of entry is exercising your right to national law."
But that's when you "rocket docket" people, Breen notes.
Rocket dockets expedite deportation orders for anyone who doesn't show up in court.
"If you're not going to give people due process, then yeah, they won't show up," Breen says.