Ex-acting ICE head unloads on Congress at migrant detention hearing

September 27, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


FORECASTERS WARNING RAIN AND FLOODING THE BIGGEST CONCERNS. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOURING A BORDER FACILITY IN TEXAS THIS HOUR. THIS COMES AS HOUSE LAWMAKERS HOLD A HEARING ON THE TREATMENT OF MIGRANT CHILDREN AND THE CONDITIONS IN THOSE FACILITIES. HILLARY VAUGHN REPORTING LIVE ON CAPITOL HILL. HILLARY?>>SHEPARD, WE’VE SEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS FIGHT BACK TEARS, TEARS OF FRUSTRATION AND OUTRAGE, LOOKING AT THE CONDITIONS THAT CHILDREN ARE BEING KEPT IN AT THE BORDER. CONGRESS WOMAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ TESTIFIED AS A WITNESS SUBSCRIBING WHAT SHE SAW IN THESE DETENTION FACILITIES. OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS THE DEHUMANIZING CONDITIONS ARE A MANUFACTURED CRISIS BECAUSE OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. CONGRESSMAN GERALD CONNELLY LOOKED AT THE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS AND SAID THEY ARE ENABLING AND RATIONALIZING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY OF SEPARATING AND DETAINING CHILDREN AT THE BORDER.>>CHILDREN WITHOUT SOAP. ANY CHILD IN OUR CASE IS OUR CHILDREN.>>I’M NOT CALL ON YOU.>>OF COURSE NOT.>>YOU’RE NOT AT THE BORDER.>>THIS IS RIDICULOUS. YOU’RE NOT THERE. YOU’RE IN A HEARING ROOM. IT’S MY TIME.>>FORMER ACTING ICE DIRECTOR TOM HOLMAN UNLOADED ON LAWMAKERS BLASTING THEM IN A DELAY THAT HE SAYS IS NEEDED TO HELP REDUCE THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS THAT IS HAPPENING AT THE BORDER. HE STOOD UP FOR CDP AGENTS THAT SAID THEY’RE IN OVER THEIR HEADS, OVERWHELMED AND DOING THE BEST THEY CAN TO MANAGE A CRISIS THAT IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL BECAUSE CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO ACT.>>I’M THE ONLY ONE IN THIS ROOM THAT HAS STOOD IN THE BACK OF TRACTOR TRAILERS SURROUNDED BY 19 DEAD ALIENS. I WAS THERE. I SAW. I SMELLED IT. IT’S TERRIBLE. I STILL HAVE NIGHTMARES TO THIS DAY. IF WE DON’T CLOSE THE LOOP HOLES, MORE WOMEN WILL BE RAPED, MORE CHILDREN WILL BE DIE.