The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) voted 11-4 to approve President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen Tuesday, passing the avowedly pro-amnesty candidate on to a vote of the full Senate.
As Breitbart News has reported throughout her confirmation process, Nielsen has a well-documented history of supporting amnesty, going so far as to tell HSGAC that America “owes” amnesty to the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens covered by President Barack Obama’s likely-unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in her first confirmation hearing.
Nielsen’s history of opposing populist-nationalist immigration policy in favor of open borders globalism extends beyond America’s borders.
She came to President Trump’s attention through White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly — who is Ms. Nielsen’s mentor and current immediate superior — was putting ‘massive pressure’ on Acting Secretary Duke to reverse an immigration decision that the Acting Secretary had made just days earlier,” the statement read, referring to a report in the Washington Post that Acting Secretary Duke came to her decision to continue “Temporary” Protected Status (TPS) as a de facto amnesty program despite pressure from Kelly.