Pelosi Statement on Departure of Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan

October 11, 2019
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump announced the departure of Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan:

“Since Day One, this Administration has inflicted an anti-family and anti-immigrant agenda marked by extraordinary cruelty and chaos on our nation.

“The departure of the Acting Homeland Security Secretary is the latest sign of this Administration’s failed leadership, which has worsened the humanitarian situation at the border, injected pain and tragedy into countless lives and done nothing to improve the situation at the border.  The Administration’s barbaric family separation policy and the appalling conditions facing children and families at the border will leave a dark and enduring stain on our nation for years to come.

“I pray for the President and his family, and pray that he will treat asylum-seeking families with compassion.  America needs a Homeland Security Secretary who will respect the sanctity of families, honor our nation’s immigrant heritage and restore order and humanity to this Administration’s policies.”