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House Democrats Grill Acting DHS Chief over Migrant Deaths and Squalid Jails

HeadlineJul 19, 2019

Back on Capitol Hill, House Democrats grilled President Trump’s acting homeland security secretary Thursday over migrant family separations, the deaths of children taken into U.S. custody, and reports of squalid, overcrowded and dangerous conditions in U.S. immigration jails. This is House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings questioning the acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan.

Rep. Elijah Cummings: “You feel like you’re doing a great job, right? Is that what you’re saying?”

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan: “We’re doing our level best in a very challenging”—

Rep. Elijah Cummings: “What does that mean? What does that mean, when a child is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower? Come on, man! What’s that about? None of us would have our children in that position. They are human beings!”

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