Tag Archives: Kirstjen Nielsen

Sophie’s Choice at the Border

Wednesday So Kirstjen Nielsen, the face of child separation, kids in cages, and tear-gassed immigrants, has been fired for being too soft. Now the president and white nationalist Steve Miller (and yes, you can be a Jewish white nationalist) want to present immigrants seeking asylum with a Sophie’s choice:  Under a binary choice policy, which […]

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Nourish the Refugee Angels

Thursday To defend the Trump Administration’s unconscionable actions on the U.S.-Mexico border, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen dodged and weaved as the House of Representatives grilled her yesterday. Disregarding conditions that a number of Congress members had witnessed with their own eyes, she insisted that children are not being taken away from their parents and […]

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The Snow Queen & Child Snatching

Andersen’s “Snow Queen” tells of a child abduction that is only too relevant as children are separated from their immigrant parents.

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