Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Rev. Ryan Eller, Executive Director of Define American, regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation:
“Kirstjen Nielsen’s tenure as Secretary of Homeland Security was a complete failure. It has been a stain on the moral standing of our nation and marked a tragic period in our history. Her short time as the head of the agency tarnished the very soul of our country in her agency’s unyielding cruelty and ineptness. Whoever is nominated to replace her must oppose the toxic policy of family separation and work to undo the vicious legacy of their predecessor. Separating families at the southern border is not how we or anyone else should define American.”
Define American has launched a petition calling on the administration to appoint a DHS Secretary who opposes family separation. Please find the petition HERE.