Nielsen "has arguably been the most aggressive secretary in the department's short history in cracking down on immigration-with her legacy likely to be defined among progressives by the 'zero tolerance' prosecution policy of late spring and early summer 2018 that resulted in the separation of thousands of families at the US-Mexico border", writes immigration reporter Dara Lind. She wrote that she hoped "the next secretary will have the support of Congress and the courts in fixing the laws which have impeded our ability to fully secure America's borders and which have contributed to discord in our nation's discourse". But like many Republicans, he made no detailed mention of her role in crafting or implementing immigration and border security.
But what Trump doesn't tell you about there in those tweets making the announcement about Nielsen is that, if journalists who know the immigration beat are correct on this, he may be trying to position himself even further to the right, where he'd like to do some REALLY bad stuff.
Ding Dong, the terrible HHS Secretary is gone, and here's hoping that the United States will soon be adopting a far more sane, rational immigration policy! White House senior policy adviser and immigration hard-liner Stephen Miller is blamed for the shakeup at the department.
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When Kelly moved to the White House as Trump's chief of staff in July 2017, Nielsen went with him as his deputy.
Arrests along the southern border have increased sharply over the past few months. "That she is reportedly resigning because she is not extreme enough for the White House's liking is deeply alarming". Nielsen was responsible for executing that policy while at times denying there was such a policy. But she was also instrumental in ending the policy.
He had previously threatened to close the US-Mexico border if Congress and Central American governments did not act to stem a flow of migrants that saw Nielsen last week order an "emergency surge" of personnel to handle the situation. He predicted White House officials will seek "something more stringent and tougher to try to make it more hard for [undocumented] migrants to access the asylum system". Right now there is space for about 3,000 families, and facilities are at capacity. "She had a background in cyber security".
According to the Post, Trump applauded Nielsen over the incident-which was the sort of "tough" action the president wanted from his homeland security secretary.