Treatment of Migrant Children at Border Is ‘Child Abuse,’ Says House Committee Chairman

Jul 10, 2019 - Time Magazine

(WASHINGTON) — The chairman of a House committee says the treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border amounts to “government-sponsored child abuse.”

That’s what Rep. Elijah Cummings says at a news conference before a hearing on conditions at border facilities.

Lawmakers say they’re horrified by a watchdog report that found squalid conditions for thousands of migrants who have crossed the border.

Cummings, a Maryland Democrat who leads the House Oversight and Refor...