Demand the Resignation of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

We have zero tolerance for DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's lack of integrity and compassion for immigrant families. Nielsen needs to be held accountable for separating families and enforcing inhumane laws.


Between October 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over the last six weeks of that window — April 18 to May 31 — indicating that at present, an average of 45 children are being taken from their parents each day.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the U.S. must be held accountable for this violence against migrants. Migrants who cross the hot southern desert into the U.S. are seeking safety and security away from gangs and drug cartels. There are direct connections between the war on drugs and terrorism and migration enforcement; all of these connections increase violence against migrants. The U.S. government has prosecuted undocumented immigrants as criminals, justifying this policy as an anti-terrorism strategy. 

The mass criminalization of families crossing the U.S./Mexico border results in military-style enforcement, incarceration, deportation, discrimination, and military-type privatization of the border. It degrades all life along the border: animal, plant and human life. The UN says the use of detention and family separation runs counter to human rights standards and principles.

We have zero tolerance for DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen increasing violence against immigrant families. We call on her to resign.

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  • Eric Robson
    signed 2018-08-16 19:26:15 -0400
  • Colin Maddock
    signed 2018-08-13 00:46:35 -0400
  • Stephanie Miklavcic
    signed 2018-08-05 21:38:56 -0400
  • Linda Corey
    signed 2018-07-28 14:20:37 -0400
  • Kathleen Anger
    signed 2018-07-25 15:50:48 -0400
  • Reda Benzellat
    signed 2018-07-25 15:26:10 -0400
  • William Kenneke
    signed 2018-07-25 15:06:22 -0400
  • Cathy Schneider
    signed 2018-07-25 15:02:30 -0400
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  • F. Michael Montgomery
    signed 2018-07-23 20:56:11 -0400
  • Ines Bahloul
    signed 2018-07-23 18:48:39 -0400
  • Izzy Wright
    signed 2018-07-21 16:25:45 -0400
  • Darlene Kelly
    signed 2018-07-20 18:21:44 -0400
  • james nordlund
    signed 2018-07-19 23:06:07 -0400
    Great work, thanx, also, please: Can we trust polls, no. Polling isn’t broken it’s rigged by the remocrat conspiracy’s psychic terrorism, the ‘suck’, to determine dempublican apathy, complacency and overconfidence. All republicans are told to ‘just not bother to answer polling surveys, etc.’, for three months before the election, skewing the polls extremely in dems favor. Then the rems are told to answer polls 3 weeks before the election and on, which realizes a probable lessening in dems GOTV advocacy, because of the multi-media conspiracy projections ‘dems are shoving rems face in dems extreme victories to come, running up the score, etc.’, which aren’t true; then the fake rem building momentum in the last 3 weeks seems unstoppable and the swing vote, some of whom just vote for who they think will win, swings to the rems. Apathy, complacency and overconfidence, as well as cynicism take hold of some dems and they give up or do less, etc.. Of course this is multiplied by the rems conspiracy having fake person online ‘bots make believe they’re hundreds of people posting rems supposed lies about dems, and positive stories about rems; combined with global hackers doing the same and worse equals invisible coups, now visible, stealing elections- and they supposedly win when they actually didn’t, duh. 35 years ago I said dems had to win by 1 % to win, because of rem voter crime, then 30 years ago 3 %, then 20 years ago 4 %; and we saw in Hillary’s CASE SHE WOULD HAVE HAD TO WIN BY 5 % IN ORDER TO WIN- HER WINNING BY 4 % DIDN’T GET IT DONE. When’s Mueller going to be done, before or after Trumpler’s visible coup steals the midterms? If you didn’t vote for Hillary, you voted for Prump/Tutin. “…We(e),…” must protect the vote, vote early, GOTV, and protect the results more than ever, before the country gets used to being drunk on democracy’s backslider’s wine.


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  • Dante Boon
    signed 2018-07-19 10:28:25 -0400
  • stephen witt
    signed 2018-07-18 20:39:24 -0400
  • Mike Nuess
    signed 2018-07-17 12:04:52 -0400
  • luca CA Vote #YESon7 #YESon10
    signed 2018-07-16 19:33:50 -0400
  • Sakinah Muhammad
    signed 2018-07-13 05:03:02 -0400
    This is wrong what she said.
  • M Evans
    signed 2018-07-13 04:23:09 -0400
  • Sandra perez Vargas
    signed 2018-07-12 23:13:15 -0400
  • Marian Cruz
    @mariancruz905 tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-12 19:29:55 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/familiesbelongtogether?recruiter_id=470635
  • Marian Cruz
    signed 2018-07-12 19:29:42 -0400
  • Jason Brinkman
    signed 2018-07-12 19:29:34 -0400
    Jason Brinkman is against family separation
  • gayla Lesley
    signed 2018-07-12 18:35:27 -0400
    You are breaking federal and international laws. Separating children from their parents is Torture. Drugging, assaulting and putting them in for profit cages is Torture and Human Trafficking. These are families seeking asylum and you have broken international law when you tear their families apart and lock them up and/or deny them entry at the border. This is criminal, cruel and inhumane.
  • Ann Poulter
    signed 2018-07-12 18:34:38 -0400
  • Louby Lass
    signed 2018-07-12 18:33:21 -0400
  • Leisa Duncker
    signed 2018-07-12 18:33:16 -0400
  • Gretchen
    @livegreenordie tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-12 16:10:58 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/familiesbelongtogether?recruiter_id=8002
  • Gretchen Harwood
    signed 2018-07-12 16:10:37 -0400
  • Kelly Crosthwaite
    signed 2018-07-12 09:16:27 -0400
    No one is illegal. Stealing children to discourage people from seeking refuge is bad policy. There are a lot of people who should be in jail and Kirstjen Nielsen is one of them.
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