"It's now clear CBP made egregious errors," Lofgren says.
"Instead of addressing root causes of migration and competently managing the border, the Trump admin has chosen to exploit... and cause perm. damage to human beings."
Background on that here: washingtonpost.com/immigration/20…
"There must be accountability for the policy choices that got us here."
Nadler: How is it supposed to happen?
Hastings says how much notice families are given is not known.. But says there isn't a minimum time.
Nadler: Could it be 10 mins?
Hastings: Could be.
Hastings: We placed all info of adult/child on paperwork so there could be reunification after the adult went through legal action
Hastings: Probably a better question for HHS
Nadler: Who did the deportation? You would do it while childw as in a diff city in the US?
Hastings: We don't do the reunification is my point.
Nadler: In other words, you're kidnapping the child.
Hastings: We're not kidnapping, we're following guidelines.
Hastings first says there are posters/signs in all stations that provide #s detainees can call and provide complaints. Lofgren says, thats not the Q. what does your office do to investigate? Refers to OIG.
It's about anticipating how many beds are needed.
Notes that Hsatings says fam sep is rare ocurence, but he was talking about biological parent/child
So grandmothers are being sep'd from grandchildren, then, correct?
Hastings: That's correct.
IG is currently looking into the FB group, conducting review to determine who among CBP leadership was aware and if any action taken.
Can ORR provide info on how many assault cases have resulted in firing/disciplinary actions of agents? How many cases are being investigated?
Hayes: That's not my intention, sir.
Hastings says they are constantly working on a strategies, even before getting the emergency supplemental funding from Congress. Says kids mental health is considered before separation.
Commander White: Im not sure how I can answer that.
Is HIV status enough to separate families?
Hastings: Yes, it is, under guidelines as communicable disease.
Hastings: We are not, sir.
Jayapal to Hastings who says tracking done to best ability:
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