Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns

Headline Roundup April 8th, 2019

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns amid the administration's growing frustration over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns

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Kirstjen Nielsen is out as Homeland Security Secretary, and her replacement for now is Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner.

Nielsen's resignation came two days after she traveled to the Calexico, California with the president. Her departure is not a surprise. The Washington Post reported last November that President Trump wanted her to leave.

President Donald Trump made the announcement by tweet, after meeting with Nielsen at the White House Sunday afternoon, where Nielsen handed him her resignation letter (see below).

"Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen...

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From the Left
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The forced resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is not just the usual story of an administration racked by chaos and the short shelf life of almost everyone who works for an imperious and grudge-bearing President.

Nielsen was hardly a moderate out of step with President Donald Trump on his signature issue of immigration. She became the administration's public face of the zero-tolerance policy that caused widespread outrage after hundreds of migrant children were separated from their parents.

But she is nonetheless paying the price for a crisis exacerbated...

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From the Center
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who oversaw President Donald Trump’s bitterly contested immigration policies during her tumultuous 16-month tenure, resigned on Sunday amid a surge in the number of migrants at the border with Mexico.

A senior administration official said Trump asked for Nielsen’s resignation and she gave it.

Trump, who has recently expressed growing anger about the situation at the border, said on Twitter: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.”

In another tweet, Trump...

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