Kirstjen Nielsen

Podcast: Fortune's decision to keep Kirstjen Nielsen

Fortune came under fire this week for its decision to interview former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at its Most Powerful Women summit, after Hillary Clinton dropped out and thousands of petitioners argued Nielsen used the opportunity to rehabilitate her image.

  • Fortune kept Nielsen in the lineup, and she proved unapologetic for her role in separating undocumented immigrant children from their parents. We dig in with Fortune's Michal Lev-Ram.

Trump suggested shooting southern border migrants, NYT book excerpt claims

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An adaptation published Tuesday of the upcoming book "Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration," details President Trump's plans to secure the southern border with snake-filled trenches and shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down.

The big picture: The book by New York Times reporters Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis is based on interviews with more than a dozen anonymous White House and administration officials involved in Trump's attempts to implement immigration policy and fulfill his campaign promises on the issue.