US President Donald Trump elected Kirstjen Nielsen as the head of Department of Home Security. She is a fierce woman and very sensible. During this presidential speeches, the US President had promised a wall across the border of US and Mexico. Well, Kirstjen Nielsen just said in her recent speech that America will not cover the entire US-Mexico border. She also showed some leniency towards young illegal immigrants.
Nielsen is completely in charge of the immigration department, which means she has more control over it than Trump. Nielsen and her former boss White House Chief of Staff John Kelly both agree that cost of building wall across the geography is not possible. It is an unfeasible idea. Border fencing has marked some areas where the wall will be built, but there are several issues.
The top two issues are – the border comes in private property for people living at the border and rugged physical terrain. She filled the position as the head of Department of Home Security after her former boss took another position. According to some financiers and estimators, building the US-Mexico border wall will cost tens of billions of dollars. That’s not the type of money you spend on building a wall. Trump feels that Mexico will contribute to the cost as well, but that doesn’t seem to be happening.
Decision about DACA
During his tenure, former president Barack Obama had started Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. It allowed young illegal immigrants to stay in the country, get work permits, and not be deported back to Mexico. Trump had said that he will put an end to the program.
However, Nielsen said that the program is going to be extended further. Around 700,000 young immigrants are covered under DACA. Nielsen said the US government owes to help them find a permanent solution.