“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
– Emma Lazarus
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared in front of the White House press corps yesterday in an attempt to defend the Trump Administration policy of separating children from their parents who enter the U.S. illegally.
Overall Nielsen came across as cold-hearted – very cold-hearted. She seemed to be in over her head when she tried to explain things.
About the only other member of Trump’s cabinet who has a colder heart is Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The funny part, if there is one, is that Nielsen contradicted many things that Sessions and other members of the President’s team said about the policy
Nielsen tried to blame Congress. I think she fails to realize that the President’s Republican Party has majorities in the Senate and House.