Nielsen: DHS Is Treating Immigration Crisis Like a ‘Cat 5 Hurricane,’ And ‘Everything Is on the Table’


During an interview with Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen did not hold back when describing the immigration crisis.

The secretary explained that the current influx of attempted illegal crossings must be stopped and the Trump administration is “now treating this like a massive CAT 5 hurricane disaster.”

“We are bringing all of the agencies together; we’re asking everybody to chip in,” Nielsen said.


According to a report by Fox News, DHS officials recently told reporters that the “system is on fire.” When asked about military assistance, Nielsen claimed that the DHS is currently looking to move additional military forces over to the border to support Border Patrol.

“I think we’re looking into that. We’ve made the request,” said Nielsen. “I’m in constant contact with the acting secretary of defense. I talked to some of the combatant commanders today. We are in fact pushing more and more military resources to the border.”

She pointed to specific issues with immigration that she claimed President Donald Trump was extremely serious about addressing.

“We have to stop the drugs. We have to stop the smuggling and trafficking gangs. He’s very serious about it, so yes, I think everything is on the table,” Nielsen said.


The secretary also explained that it is important to help those seeking asylum, but many have taken advantage of the system.

“Many of the people coming into our country are economic migrants,” said Nielsen. “They are not truly seeking asylum. We want to help those who are, but many of them have been given magic words to come in and to get a job and take that job away from an American.”

As IJR reported, Trump has been extremely outspoken about his support of a strong border, recently signing an executive order to begin building a stronger barrier. However, Nielsen is hoping to start fixing issues with the system itself.

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Clark Allen

they don’t deserve no pay they are not doing there job all they want to do is hate on Trump and America waste taxpayers money on witch hunts

Clark Allen

Democrats that won’t do nothing to defend this country need to be drug out and shot for treason there is no reason for this other than they have been paid to keep boarder open every last 1 is a traitor and needs to be treated as such





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