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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Calls on DHS Secretary Nielsen to Resign

Jun 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the following statement calling on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign:

“Almost 2,000 children have been ripped from their parents’ arms at the border by DHS under the Trump administration’s unconscionable zero-tolerance policy. This clear violation of human rights threatens the very health and well-being of these young children and represents a vile stain on our nation’s moral fabric. Separating these families is morally indefensible, and Secretary Nielsen misleading the public about it is completely unacceptable. The secretary should resign immediately.”

“Ultimately, the buck stops with President Trump, who refuses to act within his power to end this madness. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to put an end to this cruel policy. To that end, I introduced the Keep Families Together Act today alongside House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler and over 190 House Democrats.”

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