Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as DHS secretary after meeting with Trump

April 8, 2019
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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen has resigned. She posted her resignation on Twitter Sunday and is going to be replaced by Kevin McAleenan. This is all part of Trump’s plan in order to better handle the crisis at the border.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen abruptly resigned Sunday, as the president continues to fume over continued illegal border crossings.”

Nielsen’s resignation is effective immediately. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting DHS secretary, Mr. Trump announced.”

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service…I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for . I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!

Nielsen’s announced exit comes two days after Mr. Trump announced he wants to go in a “tougher” direction in his nomination for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, after originally announcing Ron Vitiello would head ICE. Nielsen’s departure also means acting heads will soon be running DHS, the Pentagon and the U.S. Department of the Interior.”

Neilson posted her resignation on Twitter.

This afternoon I submitted my resignation to and thanked him for the opportunity to serve in his administration. Its been an honor of a lifetime to serve with the brave men and women of . I could not be prouder of and more humbled by their service, dedication, and commitment to keep our country safe from all threats and hazards.”

Nielsen has served as DHS Secretary since 2017, making her one of the longest-serving current cabinet members. She ushered DHS through several crises, including a public outcry over a departmental policy of separating minor children from parents declaring asylum at the United States-Mexican border.”

Nielsen had been forced to contend with an endless parade of migrant caravans from Guatemala and Honduras. The thousands of migrants are, apparently, instructed to request asylum upon arriving at the border rather than try to cross illegaly. As a result, CPB and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement have been utterly overwhelmed, trying to process thousands upon thousands of asylum requests, and caring for thousands upon thousands of asylum seekers, who are being detained while their claims are adjudicated.”

Let’s hope her replacement can get a better handle on the incoming waves of potential illegals.

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