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Pelosi Statement on Resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

April 8, 2019

San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen:

“It is deeply alarming that the Trump Administration official who put children in cages is reportedly resigning because she is not extreme enough for the White House’s liking.

“The President’s dangerous and cruel anti-immigrant policies have only worsened the humanitarian suffering at the border and inflicted vast suffering on the families who have been torn apart.

“The Trump Administration’s increasingly toxic anti-immigrant policies were resoundingly rejected by the American people in the midterm election.  America needs a Homeland Security Secretary who will respect the sanctity of families, honor our proud heritage as a nation of immigrants, and restore sanity to this Administration’s policies.”