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House Judiciary Committee Announces Oversight Hearing on Family Separation Policy

Washington, DC, February 4, 2019

On Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a full committee hearing to conduct oversight of the Trump Administration's family separation policy, finally holding the Administration accountable for the inhumane and callous policy that separated children from their parents at the border.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement ahead of the hearing:

“Conducting oversight of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy is long overdue.  There has been little oversight of the role that the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services played in creating and implementing an abhorrent policy that resulted in thousands of children being separating from their parents at the border.”

“It is clear that the Departments were either incompetent, or grossly negligent, in the policy’s implementation, which only compounded the trauma inflicted on innocent children. Many questions still remain and it is time for a full accounting of this shameful policy.”

Below is a list of witnesses testifying at the House Judiciary Committee family separation hearing next week:

Nathalie R. Asher
Acting Executive Associate Director
Enforcement and Removal Operations
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Joseph Edlow
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legal Policy
Department of Justice

Scott Lloyd
Senior Advisor
Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives
Health and Human Services

Carla Provost
U.S. Border Patrol
Customs and Border Protection

Jonathan White
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
Department of Health and Human Services