Later this afternoon, the U.S. Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen for DHS Secretary. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: We urge Senators to oppose Kirstjen Nielsen’s nomination as DHS Secretary. From the first week of his presidency, Trump and his… Continue »

Senator Hassan “was troubled by a report in The Washington Post last week that Mr. Kelly had called acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke to try to pressure her into a decision not to renew a temporary humanitarian protection for would-be illegal immigrants from Honduras.” Tonight, four members of the Senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs… Continue »

Call comes after Chief of Staff John Kelly exposed for attempts to strong arm Acting DHS Secretary and politicize decision whether to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) raises doubts about independence of Kelly’s protege and DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen In the wake of news that White House chief of staff pressured Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to revoke Temporary… Continue »

Last week, Donald Trump announced the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, currently deputy to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security. Nielsen was also deputy to Kelly when he was chief of DHS, leading us to wonder if Nielsen would be a rubber stamp for Trump’s deportation the… Continue »

Today, Donald Trump nominated Kirstjen Nielsen to be the new secretary of Homeland Security, a position that would oversee immigration, deportations, and the unwinding of DACA — in addition to counter-terrorism, cybersecurity, disaster relief, and other significant domestic policy spheres. Nielsen was former chief John Kelly’s deputy when he was at DHS, and helps manage… Continue »