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.

Who's signing

Margaret Nielsen
Mary Gillespie
Sara Turner
Molly McNeilly
Emily Maleki
Carol Pinson
Stephen Roper
Alma Villanueva
Gayle Brandeis
John Arnold
Chiara Sani
Margaret Trujillo
Amy Rigg
Kristina Gray Counts
Jacalyn Engler
Tracy Holthaus
Mary Ornee
George T. Koch
Ruben Fitch
Joseph Ondrechen
Kaitlin Davis
Sherri Kosches
Veronica Stein
Marie Mosbak
Jill Manske
Marga Gili
Tom McClelland
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  • Margaret Nielsen
    signed 2018-07-06 11:05:41 -0400
    Deliberately hurting children is intolerable. Instead of carrying out this brutal policy, you could have resigned, Sec. Nielsen. Your Danish ancestors (and mine) share a heritage of caring for children and protecting vulnerable people. It’s long past time for you to resign. Margaret Nielsen
  • Mary Gillespie
    signed 2018-07-06 11:03:09 -0400
    This woman knows what she is collaborating in and directing is wrong but she ignores the angels of her better nature for a power trip.
  • Sara Turner
    signed 2018-07-06 10:41:37 -0400
  • Molly McNeilly
    signed 2018-07-06 10:18:43 -0400
  • Emily Maleki
    signed 2018-07-06 01:41:07 -0400
  • Carol Pinson
    signed 2018-07-05 23:21:23 -0400
  • Stephen Roper
    signed via 2018-07-05 19:30:38 -0400
  • Alma Villanueva
    signed via 2018-07-05 15:48:57 -0400
  • Gayle Brandeis
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-05 15:38:09 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink
  • Gayle Brandeis
    signed 2018-07-05 15:37:40 -0400
  • John Arnold
    signed 2018-07-05 15:08:02 -0400
  • Chiara Sani
    signed 2018-07-05 13:29:35 -0400
  • Margaret Trujillo
    signed 2018-07-05 13:07:40 -0400
    Margaret Carlton Avery-Trujillo
  • Amy Rigg
    signed 2018-07-05 13:06:36 -0400
    lawd these hateful people are completely unacceptable and I do not approve. I hope sweet sweet Justice is swift for all these evil afraid peoples a’ho
  • Kristina Gray Counts
    signed 2018-07-05 13:05:57 -0400
  • Jacalyn Engler
    signed 2018-07-04 07:36:55 -0400
    DonaldTrump ‘s hateful and foolish attacks on our Intel officials and freedom of our press/Media are dangerous too! Sad times for US. We need our government employees to remember their oaths of office, more than ever!
  • Tracy Holthaus
    signed 2018-07-04 01:54:09 -0400
  • Mary Ornee
    signed 2018-07-03 17:30:56 -0400
    Mary Ornee
  • George T. Koch
    signed 2018-07-03 15:03:55 -0400
  • Ruben Fitch
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-03 14:10:00 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink
  • Ruben Fitch
    signed 2018-07-03 14:09:34 -0400
  • Kimberly
    signed 2018-07-03 02:33:36 -0400
  • Joseph Ondrechen
    signed 2018-07-02 20:07:15 -0400
  • Kaitlin Davis
    signed 2018-07-01 22:08:38 -0400
  • Sherri Kosches
    signed 2018-07-01 17:20:02 -0400
    What I find amazing is that we are a country who has spent the greatest part of its history involving ourselves (usually uninvited) in the human rights violations of others, proclaiming we cannot condone this type of behavior and demanding, insisting, even threatening that human right autrocities must be eradicated lest we will not deal with that particular country, ruler, etc. After all, as the self proclaimed, pompous hero’s that we Americans are, being justified in establishing a proper world order for the rest to follow seems to have been our mission for at least the last 240 years. Somewhere at some point something changed all that…. and while I thought the fact that we were shameless in attempting to cram our beliefs down others throats, I miss the fact that we as a people at least maintained the values of ethics, empathy and compassion and the human desire to assist those in need when they are right in front you. As far as I’m concerned- the entire administration has to go – unfortunately we need to wait – we do not want to be stuck with the replacements in Office right now.
  • Veronica Stein
    signed 2018-07-01 17:11:06 -0400
  • Marie Mosbak
    signed 2018-07-01 12:21:46 -0400
  • Jill Manske
    signed 2018-07-01 11:35:30 -0400
  • Marga Gili
    signed 2018-07-01 02:09:07 -0400
  • Tom McClelland
    signed 2018-06-30 23:30:04 -0400

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