Kirstjen Nielsen's foreboding resignation

Is Trump about to double down on cruel immigration policies?

Kirstjen Nielsen.
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It should be obvious to everyone by now that Donald Trump's presidency has been a failure on immigration policy.

This is true no matter where you stand on the issue. If you think the United States should be more welcoming to immigrants, then Trump's actions — the Muslim ban, the separation of children from parents, the disruption of communities where immigrants had established themselves — have been a moral disaster. If you're more anti-immigration, you can't be happy, either: Despite the president's most extreme efforts, more migrants keep showing up at the U.S. border every day.

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