[Ed. – World’s smallest violin, please.]
In the wake of the deaths of two migrant children while in the custody of the U.S. government, many people have questioned Donald Trump and his administration in regards to their immigration policies. This news has only added to the criticism the current administration has already faced in recent months, following policies that have separated thousands of migrant children from their adult attendants after being brought into the country.
Recently, New York Representative — and incoming House Judiciary Chairman — Jerry Nadler offered his opinion on the subject while appearing on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, January 2. There, as the Hill reported, he placed blame for the deaths of two Guatemalan children purely on the White House and its policies.
Nadler explained during the show that the Trump administration’s “inhuman policies” were purposely made miserable in an attempt to “deter” people from coming to the border seeking political asylum.
He also added that the House Judiciary Committee would “certainly” be holding hearings in regards to the deaths of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo and 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, noting that they would “subpoena witnesses and documents if necessary” during the process.