Watch Live: House Oversight Committee Hearing on Inhumane Treatment at the Border

small fence separates densely-populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol's San Diego Sector. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde (Department of Defense).

On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee is expected to hold a hearing regarding conditions of immigrate minors at border facilities.

The purpose of the hearing according to Oversight.House.gov is to “examine the impact of the Trump Administration’s deterrence policies on the humanitarian crisis at the border, recent reports of dangerous conditions and medical neglect, and the lack of accountability for abuse and misconduct at detention facilities.”

One witness is asylum seeker Yazmin Juarez, who fled Guatemala with her 19-month old daughter, Mariee.

Mariee fell ill, her mother requested care, medication was provided by Mariee’s condition did not improve. Mariee was hospitalized immediately on their release from ICE custody.

Mariee passed away six weeks later.

Juarez has filed a wrongful death claim against the U.S. Government.

Also testifying.

  • Michael Breen, President and Chief Executive Officer Human Rights First.
  • Clara Long, Deputy Washington Director Human Rights Watch.
  • Hope Frye, Executive Director Project Lifeline.
  • Dr. Carlos A. Gutierrez, M.D. F.A.A.P., Pediatrics Private Practice.
  • Ronald D. Vitiello, (Minority Witness) Former Chief, U.S. Border Patrol Former Acting Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Courthouse News reporter Brandi Buchman will be live tweeting during the hearing.

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For What It’s Worth.

There is another hearing on the Trump Administration Separation Policy scheduled on Friday, July 12th.

It was just announced that the Committee has added a second hearing regarding the separation policy for July 18th.

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