Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Tina Vasquez for Rewire News compiled some of the most inhumane actions both defended and executed by Kirstjen Nielsen while serving as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They include:
- Family separation policy. Even after Trump signed the executive order, the federal government missed several deadlines to reunite families known to have been subjected to the policy; some families may never be reunited.
- Flores Settlement Agreement. Flores hinders DHS from detaining and “promptly remov[ing] family units that have no legal basis to remain in the country,” according to Nielsen. Nielsen has criticized the rule.
- The “Public Charge” Rule. The rule enables the country to deny immigrants admission based on certain criteria, primarily their likelihood of becoming a “public charge,” defined as “a person who receives certain public benefits above certain defined threshold amounts or for longer than certain periods of time.”
Read Kirstjen Nielsen’s Legacy: Terrorizing Asylum-Seeking Children and Families by Tina Vasquez, Senior Immigration Reporter at Rewire.News.