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Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen skirted responsibility for the death of another migrant child in her agency’s custody by piling blame on those who advocate for “open borders” (Democrats) and the parents and caretakers who bring their children on the “long and dangerous journey” to the U.S. border.

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On the sixth day of the government shutdown — just a few short weeks after he proudly claimed he would take full responsibility for it — President Trump deflected blame to the Democrats and suggested they may be hurting themselves the most with the funding impasse.

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