There is no law that mandates the separation of children from parents at the U.S border. The separations are a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that was rolled out weeks ago.
By Associated Press
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents. Nielsen was speaking Monday at the National Sheriff's Association conference in New Orleans.
By Jill Colvin, Colleen Long, Associated Press
"I do not believe I've seen that conclusion that the specific intent was to help President Trump win. I'm not aware of that," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters after briefing members of the House on election security efforts.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Kirstjen Nielsen, who has headed the agency since December, came under attack by Democratic senators days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a "zero tolerance" policy toward people entering the country illegally could lead to more families being split up…
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Brian Melley, Associated Press
"I kind of was just almost like a deer in headlights," one Hawaii resident said. "I knew what to do in a hurricane. I knew what to do in an earthquake. But the missile thing is new to me."…
By Zeke Miller and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
The Trump administration faces a Monday deadline on whether to extend protections that would allow nearly 200,000 Salvadorans to stay in the U.S. legally.
By Will Wessert, Associated Press
"I hope other states follow this lead," she said, calling for an elimination of a "shadow society outside the rule of law."…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate voted 62 to 37 to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Nielsen served under the previous chief, John Kelly, before he moved to the White House as chief of…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Senate has confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
President Donald Trump has nominated Kirstjen Nielsen as the new Department of Homeland Security secretary. Watch the confirmation hearing here.
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