8 Facts About Kirstjen Nielsen

1. On June 18, 2018, Kirstjen Nielsen defended the policy at a sheriffs' conference but said the administration had asked Congress "to allow us to keep families together while they are detained" as an alternative.

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2. Contrary to Kirstjen Nielsen's claims, the DHS website showed that a policy of family separation was in place.

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3. In July 2018, Kirstjen Nielsen said there were no signs that Russia was targeting the 2018 midterm elections in the same "scale or scope" as it did in 2016.

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4. At a May 2018 congressional hearing, Kirstjen Nielsen said that she was unaware of the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election to help candidate Trump get elected.

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5. New York Times reported in May 2018 that Kirstjen Nielsen considered resigning after President Trump berated her in front of the Cabinet for the purported failure to secure US borders.

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6. On January 16, 2018, Kirstjen Nielsen testified before the United States Senate in favor of merit, rather than family, based immigration.

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7. The oldest of three children, Kirstjen Nielsen has a sister, Ashley, and a brother, Fletcher.

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8. In an interview on "Fox News Sunday", Kirstjen Nielsen called the massive caravan.

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