Kirstjen Nielsen

A woman and three men walk next to a fence with razor wire.

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen is the latest departure of the Trump Administration


Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned at President Trump’s request. This comes development comes after Trump’s frustration with illegal immigrants and asylum seekers at the Mexican border, which prompted him to recently threaten to close the border. Nielsen oversaw many of Trump’s most controversial immigration policies, including family separations at the border.

A slatted metal prototypes of a border wall is shown, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico.

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People sit on a fence with a blue sky behind them.

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A migrant from Honduras stands in front of the border wall with the sun shining behind him

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A small girl in a t-shirt with bare legs and feet cries she and her mother run up a dirt hill.

Mexico calls for ‘full investigation’ of US tear gas used at border

a policeman on the israel-gaza border

Israeli minister sees Gaza-style measures for US-Mexico border

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan last month hosted his US counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, among aides to President Donald Trump who have been tasked with making good on his vow to clamp down on illegal immigration.

Letter from US government in focus, being held up by a man who is out of focus behind it

The government says Border Patrol agents in the Southwest speak Spanish — but many migrants speak Indigenous languages


The demand for interpreters is on the rise, especially since children have been separated from their parents at the southern border.

an aerial view of a tent camp for detained migrant children in the US

Family separation under ‘zero-tolerance’ policy could leave lasting trauma in children, pediatric doctor says


It has become a hot-button topic in American politics. But beyond the numbers of children being separated from their parents at the border are very real, long-term effects from toxic stress, one expert says.

Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on her nomination to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, Nov. 8, 2017.

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The president previously decried the influence of foreign lobbyists.