Tag: Kirstjen Nielsen

Donald Trump, Kirstjen Nielsen

Donald Trump: Kirstjen Nielsen Doing a ‘Good Job’ that Is ‘Not Easy’

“You’re doing a good job, and it’s not an easy job,” Trump said to Nielsen during an immigration roundtable on Wednesday at the White House. “I know what you’re going through right now with families is very tough, but those are the bad laws that the Democrats gave us.”

H-2B

DHS Nielsen Approves Extra H-2B Workers

President Donald Trump’s federal agencies will allow companies to bring in an additional 15,000 foreign “guest workers” for use in landscaping, forestry, resorts, and seafood processing, say Maryland seafood executives.

(Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

200 National Guard Troops Finally Headed for California Border

Two hundred National Guard troops are now set to be stationed in the San Diego and El Centro sectors of the U.S. southern border in California, after a virtual ping-pong rally on whether or not California Gov. Jerry Brown would accept them.

H-2B

DHS Nielsen Endorses More H-2B Visa Workers

Homeland secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told House legislators that the H-2B visa-worker program puts corporate priorities ahead of employees, and also suggested she will soon provide extra visas for companies to hire foreign workers.

Sealing the Border

Trump Tweets: ‘Sealing Border,’ Mattis and Nielsen Send Troops, Sessions Prosecutes

Secretaries James Mattis and Kirstjen Nielsen announced on Friday that the first troops are moving to the Mexican border after Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared “zero tolerance” for illegal crossings, followed on Saturday by a tweet from President Trump making clear that these actions an interagency response to seal the border.

Soldiers from the Florida National Guard patrol for suspected looters after last year's Hurricane Irma

President Trump to Send National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced from the White House briefing room on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is deploying National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border immediately in conjunction with the border state governors.

daca-activists

Supreme Court Refuses to Weigh into DACA Fight—for Now

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) petition to decide whether the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is permitted by federal law. But the Court also made clear that it was only denying DOJ’s extremely rare request to skip the federal appeals court that currently has the case, making it almost certain that the nation’s highest court will take up the case later this year.

AP Trump Stunned

Another Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration’s End to DACA

Another Democrat-appointed federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) violated federal law when it canceled the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty, although this decision will not have any lasting impact because the Supreme Court is certain to take up the controversy in the coming days.

Immigration-DREAMERs

WH Cancels Scheduled Rollout of Citizenship for Illegal Aliens Plan

The White House has canceled their planned meeting with lawmakers to roll out their immigration “framework” that gives U.S. citizenship to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demands more concessions from the administration.

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American Workers Unrepresented in Immigration Talks in Davos

American workers went unrepresented during talks of illegal and legal immigration with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday.