Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan speaks during a news conference at the Immigration and Customs Headquarters, on June 28, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan has agreed to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the separation of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration.
The Democrat-led committee announced Wednesday that McAleenan, who had previously served as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection under President Donald Trump, will testify about the child separations on Thursday, July 18.
The House panel will also hold a separate hearing with the internal watchdogs for the Homeland Security and Health and Human Services departments this Friday.
That hearing will delve into a slew of damning allegations from lawmakers and immigration advocates about the conditions of detention centers housing migrants and the conduct of Border…