After a tumultuous year as President Donald Trump’s top immigration official, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is out as head of the Department of Homeland Security. Trump reportedly asked for Nielsen's resignation after more than a year of questioning her leadership and her handling of his administration's most controversial immigration policies, including the zero tolerance family separation program and Trump's proposal to limit asylum protections. Meanwhile, reports indicate that Trump wants to bring back the family separation policy.

Jim Braude was joined by Marion Davis, director of communications for the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; and Hemanth Gundavaram, co-founder and co-director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at Northeastern University.