Dems train fire on administration’s handling of migrants
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants President Donald Trump to fire the head of the federal Customs and Border Protection Agency. And two House committees are planning hearings on the treatment of thousands of migrants held after crossing the southern border.
It’s all part of a shift by congressional Democrats away from a $4.6 billion bill aimed at improving conditions for detained migrants that ended up pitting liberals against moderates in the party.
Instead, Democrats are focusing on the often overcrowded and unsanitary facilities where the migrants are being kept. They’re also expressing outrage about a Facebook group for Border Patrol agents that includes facetious remarks about migrants dying in U.S. custody.
Schumer says Border Patrol acting chief Mark Morgan and other agency leaders are callous.