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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  • Alex Howe
    signed 2018-06-24 22:16:27 -0400
  • Nancy Fogel
    signed 2018-06-24 22:10:08 -0400
  • Selwyn McLean
    signed 2018-06-24 21:29:19 -0400
    Can one get more heartless and inhuman than this secretary of homeland security, with the kind of callous statements she makes on the issue of immigrant families?
  • Maureen Smith
    signed 2018-06-24 20:58:38 -0400
  • Dirk De Lu
    signed via 2018-06-24 20:11:33 -0400
  • Alice Shapiro
    signed 2018-06-24 19:53:44 -0400
  • Alice Shapiro
    signed 2018-06-24 19:53:44 -0400
  • Robert Hand
    signed 2018-06-24 18:11:53 -0400
  • steve leggett
    signed 2018-06-24 17:28:21 -0400
  • Matthias Hess
    signed 2018-06-24 17:14:49 -0400
  • Annamaria Venditti
    signed 2018-06-24 16:51:05 -0400
    Annamaria Venditti
  • Flora Rogers
    signed via 2018-06-24 16:47:51 -0400
  • Cynthia Papermaster
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-24 16:41:18 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink
  • Cynthia Papermaster
    @cpapermaster tweeted link to this page. 2018-06-24 16:41:13 -0400
    Pink Slip DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen! We have zero-tolerance for her increasing violence against immigrant families #familiesbelongtogether via @codepink
  • Cynthia Papermaster
    signed 2018-06-24 16:40:44 -0400
    Codepink Golden Gate will caravan to a detention center on July 1; meanwhile we’re collecting $ for stuffed animals, spanish-language childrens’ books, blankets to take with us. You can donate via paypal at If you want to caravan with us send an email to Thank you.
  • sarah murdoch
    signed 2018-06-24 16:28:13 -0400
    Sarah Murdoch
  • Christina Pasnick
    signed 2018-06-24 14:41:50 -0400
  • Eric Veltri
    signed 2018-06-24 14:12:09 -0400
    Eric Veltri
  • Virginia Nickerson
    signed 2018-06-24 13:49:07 -0400
  • Gale Espinosa
    signed 2018-06-24 12:45:57 -0400
    Gale Espinosa
  • Jane Clevenger
    signed 2018-06-24 12:06:53 -0400
    What a bitch…I don’t want her kind representing me.
  • Connie Sosnoff
    signed 2018-06-24 11:02:24 -0400
  • Joel Trupin
    signed 2018-06-24 10:15:37 -0400
    Trump appointees are unfit to serve.
  • Martin Weller
    signed 2018-06-24 08:27:58 -0400
  • Carol Preudhomme
    signed 2018-06-24 08:26:20 -0400
  • Ra'ana-Dilruba Yasmin
    signed 2018-06-24 02:54:13 -0400
  • Karen Le Masson
    signed 2018-06-24 01:57:49 -0400
  • Nancy Lee
    signed 2018-06-24 00:47:03 -0400
  • Ishmael R
    signed 2018-06-23 22:59:49 -0400
  • william Woinski
    signed 2018-06-23 22:47:51 -0400
    Please do not think your opinions and beliefs are not harmful. From Renditions locations to taking children from their families you are not fit for the position you are in but I guess that is how you got to where you are today.

    bill woinski

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