After Nielsen Resignation, American Bridge Repeats Call for Corporations to Deny Board Seats to Trump Administration Officials Involved with Family Separation

Days before the Trump Administration announced that it could take years to identify and reunite thousands of immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, American Bridge 21st Century Foundation joined, a coalition of progressive organizations urging corporations and CEOs not to hire administration officials who played leading roles in the outrageous practice of tearing families apart.
Now, following the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen as well as the removal of Secret Service Director Randolph Alles — both of which signify that Donald Trump plans to double down on his draconian border policies — American Bridge reiterated how crucial it is that the senior administration officials who designed and implemented this policy be completely shut out of the private sector executive and board room positions that are frequently given to former federal officials at that level.
“This appalling, brutal Trump Administration policy of family separation has torn thousands of innocent children away from their parents, putting them through unimaginable anguish and shocking the conscience of our entire country,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Those who led this un-American effort, like Secretary Nielsen, desecrated our best values and any company that rewards them with a corporate board seat or executive role is condoning human rights violations. Period.”
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