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“Let's be clear: This administration's dehumanization and cruelty toward migrants will not stop after Kirstjen Nielsen leaves office. It is their principal policy," the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee tweeted.


Trump announced Nielsen's resignation Sunday, promoting Kevin McAleenan to acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.


Nielsen was the public face of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that drew widespread criticism last summer.

The policy resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the border.

Several commentators and politicians have said that Nielsen will be remembered primarily for her role in that policy.