As I said last time, the person in the Trump regime to watch out for when it comes to the coming mass ICE roundups, concentration camp-style mass incarcerations, and mass deportations is avowed white supremacist Trump adviser Stephen Miller.
If you thought concentration camps for undocumented was fun, wait until we have beggar's prison camps for the families who are US citizens who can't afford to pay Miller's fines for their undocumented fathers, mothers, sons and daughters.
I'm telling you guys that this is coming. Trump's big re-election campaign is going to be "Deport them all" and should America grant him a second term, the round-ups are going to come. Hell, they'll start before that.
The next step is getting rid of everyone at DHS and ICE who isn't on board with Miller's final solution to America's "immigration problem", and that's too much for current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to take, as she's resigning.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, President Trump announced in a tweet Sunday. CBS News first reported Nielsen's impending departure, which Mr. Trump announced after a 5 p.m. meeting with Nielsen at the White House.
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting DHS secretary, the president announced.
"Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service," Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday. "...I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!"
One U.S. official told CBS News is it unlikely McAleenan would be nominated as Nielsen's permanent replacement.
Nielsen's imminent departure is a part of a massive DHS overhaul engineered and directed by top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, according to a senior U.S. official. It's unclear whether Nielsen is deciding to leave voluntarily, or whether she has been pressured to resign. But Nielsen's tenure since she was confirmed in December 2017 has at times been rocky, with the president taking some of his frustrations over illegal immigration out on her. Questions about whether she might leave have swirled for months. But she was by the president's side on Friday in Calexico, California, as Mr. Trump pushed for a crackdown on illegal immigration and the need for a border wall.
Nielsen's announced exit comes two days after Mr. Trump announced he wants to go in a "tougher" direction in his nomination for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, after originally announcing Ron Vitiello would head ICE. Nielsen's departure also means acting heads will soon be running DHS, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Nielsen has also been one of only three women serving in Mr. Trump's Cabinet, the others being Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and CIA Director Gina Haspel.
Whatever Trump and Stephen Miller have planned for DHS and ICE, it's too awful for the *woman who engineered the separation of thousands of migrant kids from their parents and put them in cages to continue working for Trump.
Let's think about this.
I'm more convinced than ever that we're going to start putting millions of undocumented in camps, and very, very soon. And who will Trump tap to lead DHS who'll be worse than Nielsen? Several people come to mind: Kris Kobach, Ken Cuccinelli, and Rick Perry sliding over from Energy seems like a good short list to me.
And all of them will back brutal, deadly police action against undocumented in this country. But make no mistake: immigration is all Stephen Miller's field now. That field is about to be awash in blood.
Nielsen deserves to be at The Hague facing crimes against humanity charges, for sure. But things are about to get a lot worse.