WASHINGTON – Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, will be pressed on Wednesday.
Ms. Nielsen, who will testify before the House, was responsible for pushing it.
Representative Lauren Underwood, Ms. Nielsen, Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Accountable for Her Decisions.
Ms. Underwood said. It was either she was negligent, unaware or knew the effects on the children. None of those options are acceptable. ”
The practice of "zero tolerance" immigration policy that drew swift condemnation after it was publicly announced last spring,
Around the time, Ms. Nielsen re-denied that the Department of Homeland Security has a policy of routinely separating migrant children. During a news conference in June at the White House, she said she was offended by a child.
Attacked enormous public pressure.
Ms. Nielsen is the most prominent source of customs and border protection that has been released since Tuesday. That's more than the same period last year. She is also looking forward to the medical care the agency offers migrants.
Ms. Nielsen has been the subject of Mr. Trump's ire over illegal immigration and border security.
Throughout much of 2018, Mr. Trump berated her privately for not doing enough to stop the border with Mexico. The President grew-up angry with Ms. Nielsen for telling him that he is not illegal or improper.
Ms. Nielsen, but her credibility with the president has since improved. During the government's 35-day shutdown over the president's border wall, Ms. Nielsen was a fierce advocate for the wall. In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has complimented Ms. Nielsen's work publicly.
The House of Homeland Security.
Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi and Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, publicly criticized Ms. Nielsen this year for declining to testify in February. The homeland security spokesman has said that Ms. Nielsen never declined but rather a scheduling conflict.