Wednesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar will defend the fiscal year 2020 HHS budget request before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, an opportunity for the Congress to hold Secretary Azar accountable for his role in the Trump family separation policy.  In January, the House Energy… Continue »

“Simply put, Secretary Nielsen and President Trump need to make reuniting these families – all of these families – priority number one.” – Ur Jaddou/DHS Watch Although DHS Secretary Nielsen has been busy lying about the existence of a family separation policy, on Friday, a federal court overseeing the family separation case found that the… Continue »

Ahead of this week’s Senate vote on the resolution to block Trump’s unconstitutional emergency declaration, the Trump administration has been relying on a vicious cycle of circular logic and lies to attempt to justify that there’s a crisis that only a border wall will fix. Despite the impending congressional rebuke of their power grab, the… Continue »

As usual when it comes to immigration, the Trump administration’s lies, incompetence, cruelty and hypocrisy are caught in a vicious cycle of circular logic and cynicism that needs to be unpacked. Take their focus on the border and the families and young people fleeing violence and instability in Central America: 1. Trump’s policies have failed… Continue »

“Yesterday was an alarming combination of outright lies, willful ignorance and jaw-dropping incompetence.” On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified before the House Homeland Security Committee. Remarkably, she used her appearance to deny the existence and details of the Trump Administration family separation policy. Evidently, she doesn’t care that the American people witnessed children… Continue »

The startling revelations of the administration’s senseless attacks on families continue this week with reports that over nine infants under one year old are being kept at the Dilley detention center in Texas without the appropriate resources or care; that a woman gave birth to a stillborn baby while in ICE custody in Texas; and… Continue »

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on Trump’s family separation policy with key government witnesses from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Border Patrol, Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), and Health and Human Services (HHS).  Despite serious and lasting harm in separating children, key officials admitted they did not express concern over… Continue »

The full House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance family separation policy today, as part of an ongoing Democratic effort to finally bring accountability to the practice that has separated thousands of migrant families. As our own DHS Watch this morning noted, today’s hearing was notable partly because it featured former… Continue »

“We are just beginning to get a picture of how this catastrophic child separation policy was allowed to be implemented, who raised red flags, and who ignored red flags, but there is much more to learn…” – Ur Jaddou, DHS Watch Today the full House Judiciary Committee will convene an oversight hearing on the Trump… Continue »

Over six months after the Trump administration was forced to “end” the policy of family separation of migrants, following massive public outcry, Alan Gomez of USA Today and a new report by the Texas Civil Rights Project expose that the administration is still needlessly and quietly ripping apart families. The Texas Civil Rights Project’s new… Continue »