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Kirstjen Nielsen

May 16, 2019
Border barrier prototypes stand in the San Diego area in April 2018. President Donald Trump has been intensely interested in the design and appearance of the project. Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten
Trump wants his border barrier to be painted black with spikes. He has other ideas, too
May 16, 2019 - 7:51pm
April 7, 2019
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen attends a meeting with President Donald Trump in January 2019. Jabin Botsford / Washington Post
Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen leaving Trump administration amid surge of migrants
April 7, 2019 - 5:44pm
March 29, 2019
Luisa Hidalgo, 31, from El Salvador, displays gifts she purchased to give her 14-year-old daughter when they reunite, letters from her daughter, and school awards her daughter sent her while they were separated in Hotel Salazar in Tijuana on Feb. 14, 2019. They were separated on Christmas morning in 2017. Hidalgo remains in detention. Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten
Parents separated from their kids returned to the US to be reunited. They've been detained for almost a month
March 29, 2019 - 7:56am
March 26, 2019
A border wall in San Diego. Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten.
Pentagon announces $1 billion transfer for border barriers, angering Democrats
March 26, 2019 - 8:02am
February 19, 2019
Agents patrol the US-Mexico border in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument National Monument on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Ajo, Arizona. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Border agents offer snacks and medical checks to families arriving in U.S.
February 19, 2019 - 6:28pm
Kirstjen Nielsen at the White House in Washington on Oct. 12, 2017. Bloomberg photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick
Senator asks FBI for perjury investigation of Nielsen over family separation statements
January 19, 2019 - 8:47am
January 7, 2019
President Donald Trump, center right, leads a meeting of his Cabinet on Jan. 2, 2019 in Washington. Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary
Trump edges toward declaring wall emergency
January 7, 2019 - 9:55pm
December 26, 2018
Kirstjen Nielsen at the White House in Washington on Oct. 12, 2017. Bloomberg photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick
After 2nd child dies in US custody, Homeland Security expands medical screenings
December 26, 2018 - 8:16pm
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 20, 2018. Nielsen announced Thursday that the Trump administration would start sending people seeking asylum in the U.S. back to Mexico while their cases were pending. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Nielsen to travel to border to review deaths of migrant children
December 26, 2018 - 11:01am
December 20, 2018
President Donald Trump with Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary, at the White House in Washington, Oct. 10, 2018. Hurricane Michael was about to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump administration reaches deal that will force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as cases are processed, Nielsen says
December 20, 2018 - 1:23pm
November 13, 2018
President Donald Trump with Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary, at the White House in Washington, Oct. 10, 2018. Hurricane Michael was about to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say
November 13, 2018 - 7:50am
September 19, 2018
President Donald Trump talks with Brock Long, the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen looks on, at Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina, Sept. 19, 2018. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
FEMA chief was on verge of quitting amid feud
September 19, 2018 - 10:04pm
June 18, 2018
President Donald Trump arrives back at the White House in Washington after an afternoon of golf at his club in nearby Sterling, Va., June 16, 2018. Separating children from their families had long been regarded as the nuclear option in the effort to discourage illegal immigration. The Trump administration began weighing it almost immediately upon taking office. (Samuel Corum/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
White House insists Democrats to blame for family separations, even as some in GOP urge Trump to reverse course
June 18, 2018 - 10:43am
May 22, 2018
FILE -- Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington on March 21, 2018. Nielsen told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Donald Trump berated her on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders, according to several current and former officials familiar with the incident. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
House Democrats question DHS chief's claim of ignorance about Russian election interference
May 22, 2018 - 4:35pm
January 16, 2018
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, pictured earlier this month, said Tuesday she "did not hear that word used" when asked during a Senate hearing about a vulgarity attributed to President Donald Trump. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Asked about Trump's vulgar comments, DHS secretary says, 'I did not hear that word used'
January 16, 2018 - 1:12pm