DHS Sec't Nielsen Quits Amid "Security Crisis"
News that Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security has resigned follows a string of failures and disappointments in her job performance ... from both conservatives & progressives. Just this past week Federal officials indicated it could take DHS 2-yrs to reconnect thousands of immigrant children who were separated from their parents & families along the US Southern border [news source]. Two freaking years! Tell me again why former Attorney General Sessions, and Nielsen, and Donald J. Trump are not all in jail over this despicable act of cruelty.
It's understandable if Trump's supporters are often confused or misinformed given the volcano of incompetence exhibited by the Executive Branch on a daily basis. Republicans and FOX News seem to have forgotten about the Donald's Executive Order to hire 5,000 agents "to seal off the Southern border" as they continue to manufacture one crisis after another. I realize it's hard to keep up with all the craziness. But consider this: if it truly is a crisis why has the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection added only 118 Border Agents since Trump authorized hiring 5,000 on January 25, 2017? [link to Trump's Exec Order so you can read it for yourself]
That little fun-fact bears repeating once more: Trump approves adding 5,000 Border Agents but his team hired only 118 agents over two years. How does that Executive Order align with other Trump statements like: “Nobody’s ever been more successful than me”?
[Those who doubt the accuracy of this observation are welcome to read about it at length for yourselves ... but be forewarned - reading actual "news" and facts may prove to be unsettling.]
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