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Former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly joins Board of Caliburn International, Housing Detained Migrant Children

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The former White House chief of staff, former Homeland Security director, and so-called “grown-up in the room,” is cashing in after his stint with Trump joining Caliburn International, which operates the largest detention facilities for unaccompanied migrant children, detentions  policies crafted by Kelly. 

Richard Briffault, a Columbia Law School professor, said the move is likely legal, but it sure stinks to high heaven. Delaney Marsco, ethics counsel at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, asks if Kelly consulted ethics officials about involvement in formulating policies surrounding unaccompanied minors.

'The fact is that when he was in the White House, the government took action that swelled the population of people that were in these facilities, and that benefited his former employer. That's the exact kind of situation that is why we have the ethics clause.' 

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