Heinrich, Udall: Congress Needs Additional Oversight Of Treatment Of Migrant Children In Custody

Heinrich, Udall: Congress Needs Additional Oversight Of Treatment Of Migrant Children In Custody

N.M. Senators call for leadership of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and Border Patrol to testify before Congress immediately on treatment of migrant children in immigration custody

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – After recent horrific reports of sexual assault and the inhumane treatment of migrant children in U.S. detention facilities, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall today sent a letter to Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Gary Peters of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to request a hearing on standards for U.S. Border Patrol detention facilities.

Udall: HHS Failing To Disclose Information About Migrant Children In Agency’s Care, As Required By Congress

Udall: HHS Failing To Disclose Information About Migrant Children In Agency’s Care, As Required By Congress

As part of oversight over Trump family separation policy, Udall secured language in 2019 appropriations bill requiring HHS to disclose key information about children in HHS custody. 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging HHS to immediately disclose critical information about migrant children in its care, as required by language Udall secured in the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill. 

Udall, Heinrich Demand Oversight Hearings on the Deaths of Two Migrant Children in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Custody

Udall, Heinrich Demand Oversight Hearings on the Deaths of Two Migrant Children in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Custody 

Senators: “We cannot wait for another death to occur”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich urged the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees to hold hearings on the tragic deaths of two migrant children in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) custody.