WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will vote on a resolution to authorize subpoenas for documents and testimony from current and former Trump administration officials as part an investigation into the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies, Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced Tuesday.
“This week, the Committee will take an important step in moving forward with oversight of the Trump Administration. For months, we have held hearings and sent letters to the agencies of jurisdiction involved with implementing a catastrophic and inhumane family separation policy at the Southern border. Many questions remain and it is past time for a full accounting of this policy and practice,” Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
He added: “The Committee will also move forward with our efforts to request information from critical witnesses as part of our ongoing investigation into obstruction, corruption and abuse of power by the President and his associates.”
Once the committee votes to authorize a subpoena, the chair may issue it at their discretion.
Department of Homeland Security officials said in a recent report that some of the migrants detained at detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border may have been mistreated and that sanitary conditions were not always immediately available.
Last week President Donald Trump signed into law a $4.5 billion emergency border aid bill to address humanitarian concerns at the detention centers. However, reports of overcrowding and abuse still persist.