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23 Jun 2020, 4:00 am by Michael C. Dorf
This led to a memo by the then-Secretary of DHS, Kirstjen Nielsen—the “Nielsen memo. [read post]
19 Jun 2020, 2:30 am by Steve Lubet
The entire zero-tolerance policy would become unenforceable if enough prosecutors and DHS agents -- and perhaps even Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen -- would quit their jobs in the face of inhumanity. [read post]
18 Jun 2020, 11:03 am by Donna Bader
Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen later announced the program would be phased out, arguing the program increased the risk of undermining public confidence in the rule of law. [read post]
18 Jun 2020, 9:44 am by Amy Howe
The majority declined to consider a June 2018 memorandum by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, reasoning that it is a “foundational principle of administrative law” that courts should only look at the grounds on which an agency relied when it took the action being challenged. [read post]
14 Nov 2019, 3:41 am by Josh Blackman
[In the circuit courts, DOJ cited the Nielsen memorandum as providing an "independent" basis to rescind DACA] The DACA litigation turns, in part, on two separate memoranda issued by two Homeland Security Secretaries: (1) a memorandum from Secretary Elaine Duke, and  (2) a memorandum from Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. [read post]
12 Nov 2019, 2:17 pm by Mark Walsh
” Finally he gets to answer, responding that then-Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, the author of one of the two key decision memos at issue, “explicitly considered the reliance interests, including all of the things that you just listed that were set forth in excruciating detail in the numerous district court decisions that have ruled against us. [read post]
12 Nov 2019, 1:55 pm
Francisco, arguing for the administration.... pointed to a second memo, issued last year by Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary at the time. [read post]
12 Nov 2019, 11:07 am by Amy Howe
But in this case Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, considered the reliance interests “quite clearly and explicitly” but concluded that they didn’t justify retaining a program that violated the law. [read post]
23 Oct 2019, 2:46 am by Immigration Prof
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. [read post]
14 Oct 2019, 9:05 pm by Tim Duncheon
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. [read post]
29 Sep 2019, 7:00 am by Austin Carson
Editor’s Note: The acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, distanced himself from the Trump administration’s rhetoric during congressional testimony this past week as he defended the actions of the whistleblower who filed a complaint regarding President Donald Trump’s communications with the Ukrainian government. [read post]
19 Jun 2019, 1:31 am by Steve Lubet
The entire zero-tolerance policy would become unenforceable if enough prosecutors and DHS agents -- and perhaps even Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen -- would quit their jobs in the face of inhumanity. [read post]
14 Jun 2019, 1:45 pm
But Homan’s appointment will likely intensify the cruelty of the administration’s border policies.Homan was one of three administration officials, including current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who signed a memo to now-former  Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen which paved the way for the family separation policy. [read post]
30 May 2019, 5:00 am by Kellie N. Lego
This seems to be part of last month’s leadership removals at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in which former Sec. of DHS, Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign along with others. [read post]
18 May 2019, 3:22 am by Immigration Prof
Department of Homeland Security, which recently saw its Secretary (Kirstjen Nielsen) step down: "An attempt by President Trump’s senior adviser... [read post]
14 May 2019, 3:23 am by Immigration Prof
Kirstjen Nielsen In "Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests," Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey in the Washington Post offer some dramatic background to the shakeup in the leadership of the Department of Homeland... [read post]
1 May 2019, 5:33 am by Peter Margulies
Tuesday’s testimony by Secretary McAleenan at a House appropriations committee hearing was vastly different in tone than recent acrimonious appearances by former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who implemented the administration’s disastrous family separation policy. [read post]