Stephen Miller Cleans House; Could Family Separation Policy Return?

Posted April 10, 2019

With media reports that Trump wants to reinstate a policy of separating migrant children from their families at the border, the White House on Monday did not issue a flat-out denial of the allegation. As a health care professional, Underwood attempted to highlight whether or not Nielsen and DHS were aware of the longterm harm the policy could cause. Remember, she was the face of the Trump administration's family separation policy, where kids were split from their parents and kept in cages.

Nielsen, at the time the head of the Department of Homeland Security, resisted Trump's order to close the U.S. border with Mexico in El Paso; by telling Trump the move would be "a bad and even unsafe idea, and that the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, has been very supportive of the President", reported CNN's Jake Tapper on Monday.

A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said one option may be to give migrant families a choice of staying in long-term detention together while they await a court hearing or splitting up, an idea known as "binary choice". And worker satisfaction in departments that have had acting secretaries has declined, according to the Partnership for Public Service, which found low employee engagement at the Department of Homeland Security and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among other agencies, in a 2018 survey.

Last week, he threatened to close the border with Mexico, and when forced to back down, he said he would impose tariffs on Mexican imports if they did nothing to prevent migrants from reaching the US. "I hope you can let this go.'" Comey recounted that he told Trump only that Flynn "is a good guy" but made no promise to end the FBI investigation.

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The announcement she is leaving her post comes the day after the president visited the southern border. Thus, by operation of law, Grady would have become the acting secretary whenever Nielsen's resignation became effective, no matter what President Trump proclaims.

Attempting to keep the border secure has strained Homeland Security resources. Since Stephen Miller is Jewish, they say he can't be a white nationalist. But the President Donald Trump appears in no rush to fill numerous vacancies.

When pressed, one White House official said there was a feeling in the West Wing that it was "just time" for Trump and Nielsen to part ways after bumping heads on numerous occasions during her 16-month tenure.

Never mind that, if Nielsen were any tougher, she'd run a high risk of breaking the law. Kirstjen Nielsen announced Sunday that on April 10, she'll be stepping down as head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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John Cohen, an ABC News contributor and a former acting in Department of Homeland Security, spoke from personal experience in having served as an acting leader for a time during the Obama administration. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said James Murray, a career Secret Service agent, will take over the Secret Service next month. Ms Nielsen was responsible for the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico, plus the migrants passing through the territory divide. There are 22 agencies reporting into DHS, but her job performance was only ever going to be based on immigration. "Oh, I forgot. She doesn't like Israel". To deny that fact benefits exactly no one except Stephen Miller himself and his fellow white nationalists.

Nielsen joined Trump at the border, echoing his words at a roundtable with border officers and local law enforcement and standing by Trump's side as they toured a section of newly rebuilt border fencing, introducing him to local officials.

"This is about how we as Americans define ourselves", Naftali said.

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