Unless you’re living under a rock, you know about the issue involving the separation of parents and children of the illegal immigrants in the United States from the Southern border, and other cases of ICE detaining immigrant parents and separating families. That has made quite some headlines in the recent days and the President is being constantly criticized for this. With President Trump, Kirstjen Nielsen, the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security is also being blasted over the issue. Kirsjten Michele Nielse, who is the 6th Secretary of Homeland Security was confirmed at the position by the Senate on December 5, 2017. Nielsen was born in May 14, 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was raised in Pinnelas County, Tampa. She is currently  being criticized by comedians like Trevor Noah over the separation of Mexican immigrants while also eating in a Mexican restaurant. Other serious criticisms were made when Nielsen recalled Trump’s praise for Norway but denied recalling his derogatory remarks about underdeveloped countries.

Kirstjen Nielsen

Before Fame: Nielsen was Chief of Staff to John F. Kelly during his term as Secretary of Homeland Security.


Family/ Relationships

Kirstjen Nielsen Ethnicity/Religion/Ancestry

Nielsen’s mother’s name is Phyllis Michele Nielsen, who died in 2011. Her maiden name is same as that of her mother. Her father is James McHenry Nielsen who is 76 years old now. The parents had divorced when she was in university.

Kirstjen Nielsen Affair/Married/Husband/Siblings

Nielsen also has two siblings who are Fletcher and Ashley. Both of them are younger siblings to Nielsen.

Nielsen has managed to keep her private life, well, private over the years. It is definitive that she is not married yet and does not have any children but whether if she is dating anyone or is involved with someone is not known. No definitive assumptions can be made about her orientation too. Visit her twitter for more information.


Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information              

  • Full Name: Kirsjten Michele Nielsen
  • Nicknames: Kirstjen
  • Birthday: May 14, 1972
  • Age in 2018: 46
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthplace: Colorado, Grew up in Florida
  • Current Residence: Virginia
  • Education: Georgetown University
  • Profession: Secretary (DHS)
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Caucasian
  • Religion:  Not Known
  • Zodiac: Taurus
  • Spouse/Partner/ Husband: None
  • Children: None
  • Net Worth: Not known


  • Height:  Not Known
  • Weight: Not Known
  • Feet Size: Not Known
  • Dress Size: Not Known
  • Shoe Size: Not Known
  • Chest Size: Not Known
  • Biceps: Not Known
  • Body Type: Average
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue

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Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • Nielson’s father and mother were both army doctors.
  • Nielsen had sold her mother’s home to Yankees Owner Hank Steinbrenner for $2 million.
  • Her ancestors are from Denmark.
  • Nielsen testified before Congress on May 15, 2018 that she supported Trump’s policy of separating parents and children who crossed over the U.S – Mexico border. 

Memorable Quotes:

I don’t believe he said that specifically. What he was saying, he was using Norway as an example of a country that is… ah, what he specifically was referring to was the prime minister telling him that the people of Norway work very hard, and so what he was referencing is, from a merit-based perspective, we’d like to have those with skills who can assimilate and contribute to the United States, moving away from country quotas and to an individual merit-based system.”