AOC demands companies shun Kirstjen Nielsen for 'stealing thousands of children, deporting parents'

Mail Online | 4/10/2019 | Associated Press;Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez added her name to the list of people calling on private companies to deny ‘a lucrative deal or prestigious post’ to departing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

‘In stealing 1000s of children, deporting their parents,& refusing to provide info for reunification, Sec. Nielsen oversaw one of the largest-scale human rights violations in recent history,’ the New York Congresswoman tweeted on Tuesday.

Nielsen - Job - Administration - Abuse - House

Giving Nielsen a cushy job after leaving the administration would ‘celebrate that abuse,’ according to the freshman Democratic House member.

Nielsen submitted her resignation to President Trump on Sunday. Her resignation will take effect on Wednesday.

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Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, will serve as acting Homeland Security secretary.

Nielsen, a former Bush administration official, is fiercely hated by liberals, particularly for defending Trump’s controversial family separation policy at the border.

Year - Administration - Thousands - Parents - Children

Last year, the administration separated thousands of migrant parents from their children, many of whom have yet to be reunited.

The Trump administration reversed the policy in response to a harsh backlash.

Nielsen - Life - White - House - Liberals

As Nielsen prepares for life after the White House, liberals are pressuring Fortune 500 companies and lobbying firms not to hire her.

A collection of advocacy groups has written an open letter to executives, calling on corporate America to block any administration officials associated with family separations, including Nielsen.

Letter - National - Immigration - Law - Center

The letter was signed by the National Immigration Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice and others.

Outgoing top administration officials typically have a wide array of options in both the public and private sector - including speaking engagements, TV contracts, book deals, academic posts and corporate gigs.

Trump - Aides - Options - Predecessors - Part

But some former Trump aides have found their options more limited than did their predecessors, in part due to controversy surrounding Trump's policies on issues such as the environment and immigration, as well as his record of racially-charged...
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