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Kirstjen Nielsen

Failing and Flailing: Firing Nielsen Reveals Incompetence and Cruelty as Trump Doubles Down on His  Signature 2020 Issue

The forced resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen is the latest reminder that as the Trump team gears up for a 2020 re-election based on their signature hardline immigration issue, their deterrence-only policies have failed, and now they are flailing and furious and out of ideas — except for even more cruelty. Douglas Rivlin, Communication Director, America’s … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Regarding Sec. Nielsen’s Resignation

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation: Through lies, misdirection and rationalizations, Nielsen defended the indefensible and presided over policies, including family separation, that will live in infamy. While she will not be missed, we have no illusions that her … Continue reading »

DHS Doesn’t Need More Money or More Power, It Needs a New Leader and a New Strategy

Trump’s Border Failure Continues…Nielsen’s Incompetence and Cruelty Keeps Getting Worse In a letter, first obtained by NBC’s Julia Ainsey,  DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “will ask Congress for the authority to deport unaccompanied migrant children more quickly, to hold families seeking asylum in detention until their cases are decided and to allow immigrants to apply for … Continue reading »

What’s Wrong With this Picture? DHS Lies, ICE Under Investigation, Journalists Under Surveillance, and Money Taken from Soldiers’ Pay and Pensions

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 reading »

Secretary Nielsen Must Resign

“Yesterday was an alarming combination of outright lies, willful ignorance and jaw-dropping incompetence.” On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified before the House Homeland Security Committee. Remarkably, she used her appearance to deny the existence and details of the Trump Administration family separation policy. Evidently, she doesn’t care that the American people witnessed children … Continue reading »

Sec. Nielsen to Face Committee Hearing on ICE and CBP’s Continued Cruelty, Incompetence and Cover Up Regarding Family Separation

This week and last, revelations shed additional light on the Trump administration’s cruelty, incompetence and cover up with regards to its immigrant family separation policy. Details in oversight hearings point to official deception that hides the destructive policies of the Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and … Continue reading »

Trump is Failing at the Border Because His Strategy Is Simplistic and Wrong-headed

A Complex Situation Requires a Multi-Pronged Approach As a federal judge in San Francisco blocks the Trump administration’s asylum ban and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lies that migrants are rushing the border, it is time for America to deal realistically and responsibly to the challenge of refugees and migrants leaving Central America. According to Frank … Continue reading »

Say What? DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Says the U.S. Government Won’t Shoot Immigrants “Right Now.”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s statement that the administration has no plans to shoot immigrant seeking asylum “right now.” Yes, we’ve come to that. The head of DHS is leaving open the possibility of state-sponsored violence directed at innocent people fleeing violence and … Continue reading »

“She Knew. She Lied. She Needs to Resign.”

Frank Sharry on Latest FOIA Memo Evidence that DHS Secretary Nielsen and Others Knew About Family Separations in Advance Despite her statements to the contrary, a newly-released April 2018 memo from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) makes clear that the Trump administration was fully aware that family separations would occur as a result of … Continue reading »

The Family Separation Crisis Continues, the Suffering of Children Continues, and the Nation Turns its Lonely Eyes to Judge Sabraw

The Court Must Act Decisively; Nielsen, Azar Must Be Held Accountable Six weeks past the court-ordered deadline to reunite the families callously torn apart by the Trump administration, the latest numbers remain stubbornly and startlingly high: Over 600 children are either still in detention or have been released to someone other than their parents. 416 … Continue reading »