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Kirstjen Nielsen resigned last week from her role as head of the Department of Homeland Security. Sources close to Nielson claim that she could no longer defend Trump’s indefensible immigration policies. With Trump promising to go in a tougher direction with who will replace Nielsen in carrying out those policies at DHS, what can Trump legally do to go in that tougher direction, especially in light of the recent ruling against his policy to force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico instead of the U.S. for their hearing in front of a U.S. judge? And is this talk of going in a tougher direction on those policies really a cover for something more insidious?

Joining me today to talk about these issues is Denise Bell. Denise is the Researcher for Refugee and Migrant Rights for Amnesty International, and was previously Senior Campaigner for Refugee and Migrant Rights, leading implementation of Amnesty’s I Welcome campaign on refugee rights. Denise, thank you so much for joining me

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