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Home Front: Politix
Freshman congresswoman tells Trump's Homeland Security chief that deaths of migrants were 'intentional'
[USA Today] Rep. Lauren Underwood, a first-term Democratic congresswoman from Illinois, accused the head of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday of implementing policies that have directly resulted in the death of five migrant children in U.S. Border Patrol custody.

"I feel like, and the evidence is really clear, that this is intentional," Underwood said to audible gasps in the committee room. "It’s a policy choice."

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan called her assertion an "appalling accusation" before the hearing took a recess.

Underwood's comments came as McAleenan was testifying before a House committee to defend his department's budget request, but he was repeatedly questioned about the treatment of migrant children along the border.

That's when Underwood, a nurse, began asking McAleenan about his department's treatment of migrant children, pointing to recent photos of migrants sleeping on the ground outside Border Patrol facilities despite increased funding from Congress to provide humanitarian assistance at the southern border.

Five children from Guatemala have died since December amid a record-setting surge of families and children pouring across the border.
Posted by:Besoeker

#8  You're all missing the point! She "feels" it is true therefore it has to be true.
Evidence? Facts? That's so 19th century!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839   2019-05-23 11:26  

#7  My nephew is a BP guy. He says there are so many that come through with diseases that haven't been seen in the states since the 19th century.

What makes the symptoms and effects worse are the conditions that they're 'migrating' in. Little or no food. Exposed to some nasty weather in north Mexico. Little or no water (that's the biggest issue).

The ones the BP folks can tell as being ill are transported to medical centers for diagnosis and treatment (on our dime).

And yes, some of them succumb to their illnesses.
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2019-05-23 09:41  

#6  Assuming there is some truth to this article (and I'm not saying there is), there is no mention of what these kids died from. Where's the responsibility of the parents or that of the recruiters and those behind them who are pushing the illegal invasions?

Since the influx of illegals from south of the border there seems to be a resurgence of diseases that were formerly under control in the U.S. There also seems to be some diseases showing up that are rare to the U.S.
Posted by: JohnQC   2019-05-23 08:50  

#5  This is the pattern and desired identity outcome. It's 'one party rule' and referred to as the African National Congress (ANC) in the RSA. I use the term "Republic" loosely.

South African Lawmakers Elect Ramaphosa as Nation's President.
Posted by: Besoeker   2019-05-23 08:44  

#4  These people either put up or shut up. I have no interest in hearing their twaddle.
Posted by: Dale   2019-05-23 08:40  

#3  "No, ma'am, I don't run an inner city gang."
Posted by: Rob Crawford   2019-05-23 08:24  

#2  Correction, where freshman Ilhan immigrated from...
Posted by: Angairong Flavigum3253   2019-05-23 02:59  

#1  A lie. The truth is that an ïllegal immigrant from Africa which is where she immigrated from murdered over a dozen white American senior citizens and ïs considered a serial killer.
Posted by: Angairong Flavigum3253   2019-05-23 02:50