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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  • Gayle Wells
    signed 2018-07-10 11:08:20 -0400
    This is the modern version of human trafficking and crimes against humanity sanctioned by the u.s. government.
  • Marty Newman
    signed 2018-07-10 11:04:33 -0400
  • Sylvia Ramos
    signed 2018-07-09 16:43:33 -0400
  • Flavia Mastellone
    signed 2018-07-08 19:45:51 -0400
  • Hollis Higgins
    signed 2018-07-08 18:53:10 -0400
  • Kathy Spiers
    signed 2018-07-08 15:50:34 -0400
  • Mary Murphy
    signed 2018-07-08 02:14:06 -0400
  • Lynn Hamilton
    signed 2018-07-07 10:47:03 -0400
    Just read her statement on drones, and how we must prepare for the coming of drone tech against us! Well, what goes around…..!
  • Ann Vasquez
    signed 2018-07-07 10:14:56 -0400
  • Jennifer Abdo
    signed 2018-07-07 06:48:36 -0400
  • Muath Salameh
    signed 2018-07-07 00:17:40 -0400
  • Norma M-b
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-06 23:34:02 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink
  • Norma M-b
    @Norma77689246 tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-06 23:33:59 -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=750806
  • Norma M-b
    signed 2018-07-06 23:33:51 -0400
  • ginger juel
    signed 2018-07-06 22:51:23 -0400
  • Jim Hudson
    signed 2018-07-06 19:34:51 -0400
  • Juliette Dahl
    signed 2018-07-06 18:45:54 -0400
  • Louise Garrett
    signed 2018-07-06 18:21:39 -0400
  • valerie gilbert
    signed 2018-07-06 17:19:10 -0400
  • Peter Englund
    signed 2018-07-06 15:19:30 -0400
  • Claire Barry
    signed 2018-07-06 14:58:36 -0400
  • John Quinn
    signed 2018-07-06 14:40:35 -0400
    Trump and his cabinet are turning the US into a 4th Reich, with their atrocious, heinous, vicious policies on many fronts, but most vile, inhuman and morally repugnant are their policies on refugees and those seeking asylum.
  • Gregory Reidenbach
    signed 2018-07-06 14:31:51 -0400
  • Alison Ellison
    signed 2018-07-06 13:37:19 -0400
    Not only are you not qualified for your position, your not qualified to be a human being!
  • Heather Born
    signed 2018-07-06 13:03:20 -0400
    cold heartless and unamerican
  • Leah McCauley
    signed 2018-07-06 11:52:12 -0400
    You should be ashamed, and, in a better world, you would be in jail. Resign.
  • oak chezar
    signed 2018-07-06 11:47:01 -0400
    oak chezar
  • Melinda Sedgley
    signed 2018-07-06 11:28:38 -0400
    Melinda Sedgley
  • Ersyla Nellajoy
    signed 2018-07-06 11:24:39 -0400
    Due to Your Poor performance, subpar ability to serve the people You must be let go. Pink slip for Kirstjen
  • Tracy Hayek
    signed 2018-07-06 11:18:27 -0400
    Separation of babies and children from their parents(s) is immoral. Resign now!
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