The BL News—DHS Secretary testifies before the House Committee

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The BL News—DHS Secretary testifies before the House Committee

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told a House panel that the numbers of apprehensions at the U.S. border with Mexico have jumped late last year, telling the committee that illegal immigration is “spiraling out of control” and predicting that the crisis will “get even worse” in the coming months.

Secretary Nielsen’s testimony comes in the wake of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the border.
President Trump’s declaration Has brought about democrat opposition from democrats and republicans in the hopes to block his efforts to secure the border.

in her testimony, Secretary Nielsen called on Congress to pass laws that allow “the safe and prompt return” of illegal immigrant children to their home countries and close loopholes she says allows criminals to be released into the U.S.

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