Weekly Update: Preserving Trump Admin Records & Oversight of ICE
This week, as we look toward the Presidential transition on January 20, I led my fellow House Committee Chairs in directing the Trump Administration to preserve all documents in compliance with federal law. I also joined with the Committee on Homeland Security in demanding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comply with its policy against deporting witnesses and victims in ongoing investigations, including those by the House, into the alleged medical mistreatment at Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC).
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Directing the Trump Admin to Preserve Documents
In these letters, we remind the Administration that as the Trump Administration prepares for the transition of power to the new Biden Administration, all Executive Office of the President employees and officials must preserve all records in accordance with federal law, including the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act, and any documents that are related to relevant congressional oversight.
ICE Must Cease Deportations of Victims and Witnesses Alleging Medical Mistreatment at Detention Facilities
There are a number of investigations of ICE and its contractors being conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General, and several congressional Committees. Deporting women who may be key witnesses in these proceedings would be an obstruction of justice and an abuse of authority.
Read the letter I sent with Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson; Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Rep. Jamie Raskin; Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, & Operations Chairwoman Rep. Kathleen Rice; and Oversight and Reform Committee Member Rep. Jim Cooper here.
Sweeping Charges in the Coast Guard
Effective anti-harassment and anti-bullying programs are critical to ensuring that Coast Guard Servicemembers can carry out their mission to keep this country safe and secure. We owe a great debt to Lieutenant Commander Kimberly Young-McLear and other Coast Guard whistleblowers who bravely came forward to share their experiences. We will continue to work with the Coast Guard to hold the service to the high standards that we know we can achieve.
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