Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nominee Kirstjen Nielsen has “disqualified” herself with her support for amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens.
Days ago, Breitbart News reported on Nielsen’s support for an amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Now, King is slamming Nielsen’s nomination to lead DHS, saying her statements disqualify her from heading up the agency because they are against Trump’s pro-law and order agenda.
“Based upon the information in this article, Kirstjen Nielsen has disqualified herself from leading the Department of Homeland Security,” King wrote on Twitter. “Pro-Amnesty is anti Rule of Law.”
Based upon the information in this article, Kirstjen Nielsen has disqualified herself from leading the Department of Homeland Security. Pro-Amnesty is anti Rule of Law. https://t.co/Sw5hVomif9
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) November 10, 2017
Aside from supporting an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens, which has the potential to lead to a chain migration of 9.9 million to 19 million foreign nationals pouring into the U.S. legally, Nielsen confirmed to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) that she would “look into” reopening the DACA rolls in order to allow more illegal aliens into the program.
HARRIS: Thank you. At a September 27th hearing, I asked [DHS] Acting-Secretary [Elaine] Duke to extend the October 5th renewal deadline for DACA recipients. It did not happen. It has been reported that roughly 21,000 recipients were not able to gather the documentation, and the $495 that was required as part of the filing, before the deadline. If confirmed, will you reopen the application process and allow these individuals the opportunity to renew their status?
NIELSEN: I would commit to you to look into it. I’m not familiar with the specific numbers, but if there are extenuating circumstances that we should take into consideration, I would look into those and talk with you further. [Emphasis added]
HARRIS: I would urge you that part of the extenuating circumstances that should be taken into account is a national survey that found 57 percent of Americans say that right now they do not have the ability to pay $500 of an unexpected bill. Additionally, there have been a number of natural disasters around the country, including my own home state, where Americans have lost their entire belongings, their paperwork, and they are barely getting through the day, much less have the ability to compile extensive documentation and come up with $495.
And I would urge you to prioritize that fact when you think of the extenuating circumstances.
NIELSEN: Yes, ma’am.
Watch the exchange here:
As Breitbart News reported, Nielsen’s nomination to head DHS has been praised by the cheap foreign labor lobby, open borders advocates, and the Washington, DC national security establishment – which allied itself with the failed “Never Trump” movement during the 2016 presidential election.
In a pre-hearing questionnaire obtained by Breitbart News, Nielsen explained how she would be “ready to work with Congress” on a plan to give amnesty to the nearly 800,000 DACA illegal aliens in the U.S.
Likewise, Nielsen chaired a committee at the World Economic Forum that promoted mass immigration to Europe and the U.S., claiming Western nations did not have a choice and needed to accept millions of migrants. That report, as Breitbart News reported, was co-authored by executives from multinational corporations and world banks.
Additionally, Breitbart News reported on Nielsen’s involvement with the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when more than 30,000 illegal aliens and foreign workers were able to come to the U.S. to take American blue-collar jobs which those devastated by the natural disaster had hoped to get.
Following Hurricane Katrina, 1.5 million Americans were displaced by the storm, and easing of labor laws by the Bush administration left many looking for work outside of the Gulf Coast because illegal aliens and foreign workers quickly dominated the clean-up effort.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.