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  • Trump Admin. Discussed Separating Moms, Kids in Feb. 2017

    The Department of Homeland Security was discussing separating migrant children from their mothers in the earliest days of the Trump administration, NBC News reported. Obtained by MSNBC, notes from a closed-door town hall meeting on Feb. 2, 2017, for Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum officers show the agency's chief told officers they might have to "hold mothers longer" and "hold children in HHR/ORR," an acronym for facilities for children run by the Department of Health and Human...

  • Jeff Sessions Is Killing Civil Rights

    Across immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement.

    The Atlantic
  • Stephen Colbert rips into defenders of Trump's child separation policy

    The Trump administration's forcible separation of children from their families at the border has seen its share of defenders in recent days, especially people who think these detention centres aren't that bad. In his opening monologue on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert took aim at these people, with the likes of Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Trump advisor Stephen Miller in his sights.  "Trump's defenders are wrong and they are bad, but it's important to give the...

  • Merriam-Webster subtweeted about Trump's child separation policy

    Merriam-Webster's Twitter account is famed for not being here for your BS — or that of the Department of Homeland Security. On Sunday, DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen declared her agency doesn't "have a policy of separating families at the border," despite extensive reports contradicting the claim.  SEE ALSO: Homeland Security secretary gets shredded on Twitter after she lies about policy that separates families at border When asked by CNN's Jeff Zeleny on Monday whether the separation policy was...

  • 5 ways Kirstjen Nielsen's press conference on family separation was a total disaster

    Faced with a burgeoning political, policy and human rights crisis on the country's southern border, the White House turned to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to quiet the firestorm.

  • Sen. Jeff Merkley: DHS chief Nielsen should 'absolutely, 100%' resign

    Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley called for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign Monday after accusing her of telling "a lot of whoppers" at a contentious White House press briefing where she defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the border.