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DHS Secretary calls on Congress to "fix" child separation policy

Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen at the podium in the White House briefing room
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen doubled down Monday on her defense of the Trump administration's extremely controversial policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border, and put the onus on Congress to take action.

Quote“Congress and the courts created this problem and Congress alone can fix it."