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Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces Postponement of DHS Appropriations Hearing with ICE

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Washington, April 9, 2019 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has issued the following statement:

“‪After conversations with DHS leaders, and in light of the department’s recent turnovers in key leadership positions, the House DHS Appropriations Subcommittee is postponing the hearing with Acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello that was scheduled for Wednesday.  It is unfortunate that the president is impulsively robbing the department of so much of its leadership at a time when it is more important than ever for Congress to hold the department accountable for its actions.  I look forward to a vigorous hearing with the new acting secretary in the coming weeks focused on the full range of the department’s activities, particularly those related to the humanitarian crisis at the border and immigration enforcement.”

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