Chairman Raskin to Hold Subcommittee Hearing on Treatment of Immigrant Children

Jul 9, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2019)—On July 10, 2019, the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, led by Chairman Jamie Raskin, will hold a hearing examining how the Trump Administration’s deterrence policies are creating a humanitarian crisis and jeopardizing the health and safety of the migrant children and families.

The Subcommittee also will address the gross lack of accountability at detention facilities.  The witnesses will include a mother whose 19-month-old daughter died after spending nearly three weeks in an ICE detention facility.  For months, press reports have detailed dangerous conditions at several detention facilities, including Clint, McAllen, and Homestead.  

“Reports about the dangerous and inhumane conditions for babies, children, and families at the border have shaken Americans to the core,” said Chairman Raskin.  “We are determined to get all the facts out about the medical and emotional injuries being inflicted by Administration policies and then to act to rectify these awful abuses.”


WHAT:        “Kids in Cages:  Inhumane Treatment at the Border”


WHEN:         Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 2:30 p.m.


WHERE:       2154 Rayburn House Office Building


WHO:            Yazmin Juárez, mother of 19-month-old Mariee, who died after detention by ICE

                       Michael Breen, President and CEO, Human Rights First

                       Clara Long, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

                       Hope Frye, Executive Director, Project Lifeline

                       Dr. Carlos Gutierrez, Pediatrician, Private Practice

                       Ronald Vitiello, Former U.S. Border Patrol Chief, Former Acting ICE Director


A livestream of the hearing will be available here.  


Due to limited seating, credentialed media must RSVP to their respective Press Gallery by 5 p.m. July 9, 2019.  




An RSVP does not guarantee a seat, but the Committee will do its best to accommodate as many organizations as possible.  Only one media representative per outlet will be allowed in the room.  Gallery contact information is below:


House Radio/TV Gallery:                   202-225-5214

House Periodical Gallery:     202-225-2941

House Daily Press Gallery:   202-225-3945

Photographer Gallery:             202-224-6548 


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