'They are human beings': Elijah Cummings yells at acting DHS chief | USA TODAY

'They are human beings': Elijah Cummings yells at acting DHS chief | USA TODAY



Rep. Elijah Cummings blasts acting DHS chief over detention facilities.

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The hearing held by House Democrats targeted Trump administration’s immigration policies and the rapidly deteriorating conditions in detention centers. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was hammered for hours by a congressional panel that pressed him on overcrowding in migrant detention facilities and other issues involving his department.

McAleenan’s appearance Thursday before the House Oversight and Reform Committee centered on his role in separating migrant children from their families, conditions at the detention centers and a secret Facebook group where purported border agents mocked lawmakers and dead migrants.

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