Originally published July 28, 2018; last updated May 10, 2019 Kirstjen Nielsen is the former Secretary of Homeland Security — who spent her tenure mostly acting as a rubber stamp of approval for the Trump Administration. DHS is a huge department created in 2003 that oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection… Continue »

Over the past week, we’ve seen new levels of hypocrisy from the Trump administration and congressional Republicans, as they bend over backwards to embrace Trump’s draconian immigration vision and the unpopular and unconstitutional power grab emergency declaration. According to Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director of America’s Voice, “The President’s brand is chaos, and his reelection strategy… Continue »

Today, the House Appropriations Committee is meeting to vote on a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill that would further fund the Trump Administration’s ongoing assault against immigrants. From separating families at the border to indiscriminately targeting long-settled immigrants throughout America, Trump’s DHS – under both former Secretary John Kelly and current Secretary Kirstjen… Continue »

Is she a careerist, cowed by Trump, willfully blind, evil — or all of the above? Kirstjen Nielsen, chief of the Department of Homeland Security, was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum yesterday when she was asked about Donald Trump’s infamous comments last year after deadly violence in Charlottesville. “It’s not that one side was… Continue »

Frank Sharry reacciona a la nueva política de separación familiar Ayer el Fiscal General, Jeff Sessions, y la secretaria del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, anunciaron una política fronteriza de “tolerancia cero” que tendrá como resultado la separación de padres e hijos y el posterior juicio penal. Esta es una expansión radical que este… Continue »

For all the focus on Trump’s assault on undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers, less attention is paid to the administration’s attacks on legal immigrants. The Washington Post editorial board takes to task an administration plan to deny legal admission and green cards to those who use a broadened definition of public benefits: “In the administration’s plan, working-class immigrants would… Continue »

The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Dr. Colleen Kraft, published an op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times stating, “The government’s practice of separating children from their parents at the border counteracts every science-based recommendation I have ever made to families who seek to build, and not harm, their children’s intellectual and emotional development.” In… Continue »

The New York Times reports that around 200 people, mostly women and children fleeing violence, have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border after a very long and very public journey to seek protection from violent situations in their home countries. Kirk Semple and Miriam Jordan report, “A long, grueling journey gave way to what could be a long, uncertain… Continue »

Ira Kurzban, Lead Immigration Attorney on Case, Available for Interview (Contact: Liz@npstrategygroup.com)  As Geneva Sands’ ABC piece addresses, explosive new documents obtained through a FOIA request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were released this week. The documents reveal that the Trump Administration knew the conditions in Haiti warranted an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) but chose to… Continue »

Explosive new documents obtained through a FOIA request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveal that the Trump Administration knew that deteriorating conditions within Haiti warranted an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) but terminated the program anyway. The Administration claimed that conditions in Haiti were improving to the point where families could return, even though… Continue »