API Members of Congress Comment on Nielsen’s Departure

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who has become the face of President Trump’s hardline immigration push, resigned on Sunday. Following are reactions from members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.


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Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii): “I have repeatedly called for Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation for her lies in service of DonaldTrump’s abhorrent immigration policies, and I welcome her decision today. History will not judge her or the president kindly.

“Sadly, we can expect Donald Trump to nominate a permanent replacement who will also do his bidding as DHS secretary. We must continue to speak out and remain organized and vigilant.

“Kirstjen Nielsen separated children from their parents and put families in cages, but a