Tag Archives: Kirstjen Nielsen

LIVE VIDEO: Homeland Security Secretary Testifies On Trump’s Border Wall And Family Separation Policies

The New York Times reports: Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, on Wednesday implored Congress to confront what she called a “humanitarian catastrophe” on the southern border by supporting President Trump’s call for a border wall and changing laws to crack down on asylum-seekers and illegal border-crossers. In her first congressional appearance since Democrats took control of the House, Ms. …

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Homeland Security Head Blames Family After Migrant Child Dies Of Dehydration In Border Patrol Custody

Talking Points Memo reports: While addressing a question about the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl — who died of shock and dehydration while in Border Patrol custody — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen harped on the “dangers of this journey.” She called the death “heart-wrenching,” but said it was “a very sad example” of what can happen …

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REPORT: Trump Plans To Fire Homeland Security Head

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the …

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Trump Edict Restricts Migrants From Seeking Asylum

Axios reports: The Trump administration has posted a new regulation that will allow President Trump, via proclamation, to prohibit certain immigrants from seeking asylum, senior administration officials told reporters Thursday afternoon. This will allow Trump to block any immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally from receiving asylum, and comes as a caravan of Central Americans makes its way toward the …

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Homeland Security Secretary: “Every Option Is On The Table” To Stop Migrant Caravan At Southern US Border

Politico reports: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under heavy pressure from within the Trump administration to reduce illegal immigration, said Friday that “every option is on the table“ to halt the flow of migrants to the southwest border. Speaking at a recently completed 30-foot section of border wall in Calexico, Calif., Nielsen said the administration will announce in the coming …

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Homeland Security Formally Requests Troops At Border

Reuters reports: The U.S. military has received a request from the Department of Homeland Security for active-duty troops on the U.S.-Mexico border, a U.S. official said on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said he was “bringing out the military” to guard against a caravan of Central American migrants trekking through Mexico. The U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of …

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DHS Chief Won’t Say Charlottesville Nazis Were Wrong

Vice News reports: Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen repeated President Trump’s position that “both sides” were to blame for the violence during the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August that left dozens of counter-protesters injured and one dead. “It’s not that one side is right and one side is wrong,” Nielsen told Peter Alexander from NBC News at …

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BREAKING: Trump Signs Order Ending Separation Of Migrant Families, Vows Continued “Zero Tolerance”

CBS News reports: President Trump is signing an executive order regarding the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy amid nationwide outcry for the Trump White House to roll back the practice of family separation at the U.S. border. Signing the order in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump told reporters in the room that the administration would still continue its “zero tolerance” policy …

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DHS Secretary Jeered Out Of Mexican Restaurant

Mediaite reports: Protesters tied to the Washington, D.C. area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant on Tuesday over her role in separating migrant families at the border. The protesters chanted “shame!” and “abolish ICE!” at Nielsen while she sat at a restaurant table surrounded by security. As can …

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Kamala Harris Demands Resignation Of DHS Secretary

Via press release from Sen. Kamala Harris: “The government should be in the business of keeping families together, not tearing them apart. And the government should have a commitment to transparency and accountability. Under Secretary Nielsen’s tenure, the Department of Homeland Security has a track record of neither. As a result, she must resign. “During her time as the manager …

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Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen: We Don’t Have A Policy Of Separating Families At The Border

The New York Daily News reports: The nation’s homeland security chief insisted Sunday that immigrant children are not being separated from their parents at the border — despite the Trump administration defending its policy and eyewitness accounts of government-snatched boys and girls being held in cages at a private detention center in Texas. “We do not have a policy of …

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Trump Advisers Slam Nielsen As “Never Trumper”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s frustration with Kirstjen Nielsen, which boiled over Wednesday in a Cabinet meeting tirade, has been growing for weeks — stoked by associates who have privately made the case that she’s a closeted “never Trumper” who still doesn’t fully back his agenda. Trump’s advisers have been increasingly criticizing the Homeland Security chief in private conversations with …

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REPORT: Homeland Security Secretary Nearly Resigns After Browbeating By Trump In Front Of Entire Cabinet

The New York Times reports: Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her on Wednesday in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders, according to several current and former officials familiar with the episode. Ms. Nielsen, who is a …

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