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Jayapal Statement on Resignation of DHS Secretary Nielsen

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Representative Pramila Jayapal released the following statement regarding the resignation of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen:

“Secretary Nielsen will go down in history as presiding over an exceptionally cruel regime that separated children from their parents and violated human rights. I welcome her resignation. But, that does not end our quest for accountability for the abuses that occurred on her watch and at the direction of this president. I hope the next Secretary uses this opportunity to reset the Department’s approach and lead with humane, common-sense immigration policies that are based on American values instead of hate.”