Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen – DHS allegedly is drafting an order to end the child separation policy
The Department of Homeland Security reportedly, is drafting an order to end the child separation policy that’s become a political albatross for the Trump administration. According to AP reports DHS was acting alone and it was not clear if the president would sign the directive.
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was seen at the White House on Wednesday morning, although it remains unconfirmed whether Nielsen was on the property specifically to talk about an executive order on family separation with President Trump.
‘It’s not like groundbreaking that a secretary that is part of the administration would be at the White House,’ White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters, noting that Nielsen is at the White House ‘all the time.’
On Tuesday evening the Homeland Security chief was forced to leave a trendy Mexican restaurant in Washington, DC, when protesters descended on the establishment with cies of “Shame!”
Demonstrators occupied DXDC Cocina Mexicana at around 8 p.m. as Nielsen was attempting to have a meal with an unidentified man, according to a video posted on Facebook.
Kirstjen Nielsen gave a White House briefing on Monday justifying the border family separation policy – now it wants to unburden itself of the practice that’s become a political albatross for the Trump administration, in short order
The video shows staff members trying to contain the situation as members of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists converged on the restaurant.
“In a Mexican restaurant of all places,” one protester yells. “The fu–ing gall.”
At another point, a second member of the group plays recent audio of children crying at a detention center in Texas.
“How does it make you feel?” a protester yells.
In another video taken from outside the restaurant at around 8:20 p.m., Nielsen can be seen leaving the restaurant and entering an SUV.
Tyler Houlton, a spokesman for Homeland Security later said that Nielsen met some concerned citizens while having dinner.
“The Secretary and her staff heard from a small group of protestors who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border,” Tyler Q. Houlton tweeted.
News of an about-face came just as the president continued his twitter war on Democrats opposing his immigration agenda.Even so, the opposition has used the opportunity to deliver some hard hitting blows on the perplexing ‘Zero Tolerance ‘ policy of his administration as cruel and inhumane for splitting families up at the border.
Immigrant women and their babies, who will most likely be separated from them except DHS changes it’s policy stance
Tent City: Immigrant children are led by staff in single file between tents at a detention facility next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas
Trump said in a tweet that Democrats ‘want open borders which means crime’ as he saddled them with the burden of changing America’s immigration laws, which he said are the ‘weakest and worst anywhere in the world.’
He said in another vague message, whoever, that he is ‘working on something’ pertaining to immigration without saying what it is.
While House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a morning news conference that he was moving forward as such with two pieces of immigration reform legislation that are scheduled for a vote tomorrow. The president, on the other hand seemed to signal this morning his unyielding stance, that his administration would not back down from his their position, putting the onus on the Ryan led congress to make changes to the legal system.