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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Leisa Duncker
Gretchen Harwood
Kelly Crosthwaite
Penny Black
Parvoneh Shirgir
Marian Cruz
Christina Snyder
Jaime H Duran
Ellen Jamieson
Deb Allen
Liz Myers-Chamberlin
Martha Smith
Lola Scrudato
Miguel A Raya
Eva Wojcik
Cathie Lamson
Jennifer Murphy
Michael Johnson
Anne Bloomenthal
Helen sica
Nancy Greene
Jamie Franklin
Mary Jo Poole
Maureen Morello
Mary Dore
Bill Sweet
Malcolm J Chaddock
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Penny Black
    signed 2018-07-12 02:16:08 -0400
  • Parvoneh Shirgir
    signed 2018-07-11 16:58:06 -0400
  • Marian Cruz
    signed 2018-07-11 16:33:08 -0400
    She has to go!
  • Christina Snyder
    signed 2018-07-11 12:32:18 -0400
  • Jaime H Duran
    signed 2018-07-10 19:08:30 -0400
    Jaime Duran
  • Ellen Jamieson
    signed 2018-07-10 19:00:48 -0400
  • Deb Allen
    signed 2018-07-10 19:00:14 -0400
    She has no heart, morals or integrity. Yet another unacceptable person in Washington!!
  • Liz Myers-Chamberlin
    signed 2018-07-10 17:57:14 -0400
  • Martha Smith
    signed 2018-07-10 16:30:46 -0400
    Martha Smith
  • Lola Scrudato
    signed 2018-07-10 15:17:52 -0400
  • Miguel A Raya
    signed 2018-07-10 15:09:25 -0400
  • Eva Wojcik
    signed 2018-07-10 14:38:38 -0400
    Eva Wojcik - We have 0 tolerance for racist fascists who KIDNAP children of asylum seeker then abuse them by exploiting them for political purposes. Do you have any idea how NAZI this is? SHAME on you and everyone involved in this criminal activity. Seeking asylum is NOT illegal. There is NO law requiring the separation of children and parents. Ergo YOU & everyone else who claims such are LYING to the American people & the world. SHAME!
  • Cathie Lamson
    signed 2018-07-10 14:34:07 -0400
    Go away, Nielsen. You are an ugly individual.
  • Jennifer Murphy
    signed 2018-07-10 14:17:02 -0400
  • Michael Johnson
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-10 14:00:38 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink
  • Michael Johnson
    signed 2018-07-10 14:00:13 -0400
    If illegally entering a country is a crime, kidnapping children and losing track of family whereabouts is a much worse crime. Resignation is an easy out. She should be tried and sentenced for conspiracy and organized kidnapping and hostage taking.
  • Anne Bloomenthal
    signed 2018-07-10 13:20:12 -0400
  • Helen sica
    signed 2018-07-10 13:10:17 -0400
  • Nancy Greene
    signed 2018-07-10 12:30:20 -0400
    Nancy Kay Greene
  • Jamie Franklin
    signed 2018-07-10 11:25:05 -0400
    We will not stand by while you facilitate #holocaust2018.
  • Mary Jo Poole
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-10 11:12:54 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink
  • Mary Jo Poole
    signed 2018-07-10 11:12:34 -0400
  • Maureen Morello
    signed 2018-07-10 11:12:21 -0400
  • Mary Dore
    signed 2018-07-10 11:11:30 -0400
    Inhumane and incompetent.
  • Bill Sweet
    signed 2018-07-10 11:11:18 -0400
    William Sweet
  • Malcolm J Chaddock
    signed 2018-07-10 11:09:42 -0400
    Malcolm Chaddock

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