Nielsen asks Cabinet departments to send civilian police to US-Mexico border: report

ㅤ"’The President has made it clear that border security is a top administration priority. In line with the President’s direction and given the very real threat we face at the border from potential mass migration actions – of course, DHS has reached out for assistance from partners across the federal government to defend our sovereignty, protect our frontline men and women, and secure our border. We appreciate all of the support we have received to date,’ DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman said in a statement.
ㅤMost federal agencies employ special agents who are fully authorized law enforcement officers and can enforce federal law."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/30/18. See "border, nielsen, migrant caravans, dhs."

DHS tightens screening for refugees coming to the US

Pictured: Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

ㅤ”‘We will be rolling out new security measures for applicants from high-risk countries, which will seek to prevent the program from being exploited by terrorists, criminals and fraudsters. These changes will not only improve security, but importantly, they will help us better assist legitimate refugees fleeing persecution,’ Nielsen said at a Wilson Center and Aspen Institute event in Washington, D.C.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, Image from washingtonexaminer(.com) – 1/29/18.ㅤTags border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, kirstjen nielsen, national security, nielsen, conservative, politics.

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Trump waives dozens of environmental rules to speed up construction of border wall


ㅤ”The waiver excludes rules from major laws including the National Environment Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities Act, among others.
ㅤThe notice claims that the ‘El Paso Sector is an area of high illegal entry,’ citing its proximity to the city of Ciudad of Juarez, and will allow for vehicle barriers to be replaced with bollard wall for 20 miles on the border.”

Full story at The Hill, image from (tags trump administration, white house, kirsten nielsen, nielsen, homeland security) – 1/22/18

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DHS Recommends Arrests For Sanctuary City Leaders

ㅤ”Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed on Tuesday that her agency has asked the Justice Department to look into policies that would allow for criminal charges against elected leaders who refuse to enforce federal immigration laws.
ㅤDuring a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Nielsen said that a request has been submitted to DOJ for consideration.”

Full story and video at The Daily Caller, image from (deportation, ice, illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, kirstjen nielsen, nielsen, nielson, sanctuary cities) – 1/16/18

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Watch: Cory Booker seething with anger as he yells at DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen

Pictured: Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

ㅤ”‘I had tears of rage,’ Booker bellowed at Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in reference to when he first heard of Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark last week. ‘And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the questions of my colleagues, with tens of millions Americans hurting right now because they’re worried about what happened in the White House.'”

ㅤô¿ô …A Senator should be able to speak in complete sentences. Generally, temper tantrums are only forgiven when acted out by a child.

Full story and video at The Washington Examiner, image from (cory booker, booker, kirstjen nielsen, nielsen) – 1/16/18

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Trump administration will rescind temporary protected status for 200,000 El Salvadorians: Report

ㅤ”‘Officials in the Trump administration say the only criteria the government should consider is whether the original reason for the designation — in this case, damage from the earthquakes — still exists. The homeland security secretary decided that enough of the damage had been repaired 17 years later, and so the protections should end,’ DHS said in a statement.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from (trump administration, white house, el salvador, tps, kirstjen nielsen, nielsen, dhs) 1/8/18