Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stepping down

by Garry Watts April 9, 2019, 0:29
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stepping down

In November it was reported that Nielsen was going to be replaced, but she continued on in her role.

President Trump announced the departure of his homeland security secretary last night after months of arguments about how to fortify the southern border. McAleenan takes over as USA border officials estimated that 100,000 migrants were apprehended at the southern border in March, the highest level in a decade. Fifty-five-year old Patrick Carlineo Jr., a vocal Trump supporter who told investigators he "loves the president" and "hates radical Muslims in our government", called Omar's office and delivered an expletive-laden rant, saying, "Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood?"

A veteran of the George W. Bush administration, Nielsen had been chief of staff to then-Homeland Security secretary John Kelly before he became Trump's chief of staff at the White House.

After the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner Byron York, a Fox News contributor, warned the migrant situation has "clearly reached the breaking point".

The announcement came after Nielsen met with President Donald Trump, who recently decided, according to the Wall Street Journal, to drop border official Ron Vitiello's nomination to head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Trump has announced his desire to go in a "tougher" direction.

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As it includes immigration and customs enforcement, her department is responsible for carrying out some of Trump's most contentious policies as he has sought to cut back on the number of Mexicans and Central Americans entering the USA without proper documentation.

Kris Kobach - The former Kansas secretary of State interviewed for the job atop DHS in the weeks after Trump's election in 2016.

Privately, she had grown increasingly frustrated by what she saw as a lack of support from other departments and increased meddling by Trump aides, sources said. Trump threatened to fire her and she previously considered resigning, but officials at the time recognised there were no obvious successors in place.

Of course, no one is suggesting open borders, although Trump accuses Democrats of harboring that view. Trump headed to the border with Mexico to make a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election. Nielsen faced more public pressure after the Trump administration enacted a policy of family separation that resulted in thousands of migrant children being separated from their parents, which the president ultimately reversed.

La secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, en el escenario para hablar se sube al escenario mientras es presentada para hablar en la convención de la Asociación Nacional de Jefes de Policía en Nueva Orleans, el lunes 18 de junio de 2018.

Trump clearly doesn't actually believe the nation is in the midst of an overpopulation crisis.

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