Raskin, Cummings, Committee Members, and Hispanic Caucus to Hold Press Conference on Treatment of Immigrant Children

Jul 9, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Jul. 9, 2019)—Tomorrow, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will host a press conference on the treatment of immigrant children at the Southern border.  Raskin will be joined by Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, Committee and Congressional Hispanic Caucus members who visited migrant detention centers last week, and a mother whose 19-month-old daughter died after spending nearly three weeks in an ICE detention facility.

 

After the press conference, the Subcommittee 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.  For months, press reports have detailed dangerous conditions at several detention facilities, including Clint, McAllen, and Homestead.  

 

WHO:           Chairman Jamie Raskin

                      Chairman Elijah E. Cummings

                      Chairman Joaquin Castro, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

                      Congressman Jimmy Gomez

                                              Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

                      Members of the Oversight Committee

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

 

WHAT:        Press Conference on Treatment of Immigrant Children at the Southern Border

 

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

 

WHERE:       2247 Rayburn House Office Building

 

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Andy.Eichar@mail.house.gov.

 

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116th Congress