The Independent Publisher
blog, publishing, indie
Trump immigration policy under scrutiny at four simultaneous congressional hearings
Congressional Democrats waited two years for an opportunity to scrutinize the Trump administration's immigration policies and on Wednesday they're going all in.
Congress is hosting four simultaneous committee hearings — three in the Democrat-controlled House — that will analyze a wide range of actions taken by President Donald Trump to crack down on legal and illegal immigration.
The hearings will feature the first testimony before the new Congress from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and Homeland Security's inspector general.
Democratic leaders have been stepping up their oversight of the Trump administration in recent weeks, issuing their first subpoena last week and requesting documents on Monday from 81 "agencies, entities and individuals" with ties to Trump.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the Homeland Security Committee hearing on "The Way Forward on Border Security." on March 6, 2019 in Washington D.C. (Photo: Jack Gruber, USAT)