SHAHEEN: If Secretary Nielsen Can’t Produce a Plan to Reunite Children Separated From Their Parents, She Should Resign

June 22, 2018

“It’s unconscionable that this policy was carried out without any plans or procedures in place to eventually reunite these families.” – Senator Shaheen

(Washington, DC)—Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to resign if she cannot promptly produce and implement a plan to reunite children separated from their parents at the Southern border:

“President Trump’s policy of separating families at the border is deeply immoral and has created an ongoing crisis as thousands of children remain scattered across the country, indefinitely separated from their parents,” said Shaheen. “It’s unconscionable that this policy was carried out without any plans or procedures in place to eventually reunite these families. Secretary Nielsen is responsible for this callous implementation and if she cannot promptly produce a plan to reunite every child with his or her parents, she should resign.”     

Earlier this week, Senator Shaheen blasted the executive order signed by President Trump as it will leave children indefinitely in detention facilities and is in violation of the law.