Homeland Security's acting deputy secretary offered resignation to Trump: Nielsen

Homeland Security's acting deputy secretary offered resignation to Trump: Nielsen

Homeland Security's acting deputy secretary offered resignation to Trump: Nielsen

Arrests along the southern border have increased sharply over the past few months.

President Trump is once again bumping against the restraints of the rule of law in his endeavor to fire up his anti-immigrant base.

The White House also wants to make it more hard for immigrants to be approved for asylum, the official said, claiming approval rates are too high.

U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles was sacked Monday, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Cissna, DHS undersecretary for management Claire Grady and DHS general counsel John Mitnick are also leaving the administration.

The current executive order on Homeland Security succession, promulgated by President Obama in December 2016, puts four other offices between Grady and McAleenan in the line of succession: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator, the undersecretary for national protection and programs, the undersecretary for science and technology, and the undersecretary for intelligence and analysis.

Leading senators from both parties were displeased. "Get ready for secretary of homeland security: Pennywise". In response to the president's requests, she "repeatedly noted the limitations imposed on her department by federal laws, court settlements and global obligations". There's also plenty to say about decapitating the Department of Homeland Security in the middle of a putative immigration crisis, and what the change in leadership might portend for USA immigration policy going forward.

NBC reports Trump has been pushing to reinstate the policy since January, when the numbers of undocumented immigrants crossing the border began to rise. And he didn't like it.

One individual changing her tone or sending Nielsen the slightest semblance of praise happens to be Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has also not been one to hold her tongue on social media.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan is due to take Nielsen's place on a temporary basis, starting on Wednesday. People speaking with the AP say she was not forced to resign. But the White House has shown little interest in those ideas because they conflict with its assessment that those seeking refuge are trying to cheat the system.

USA media reports said the resignation came after Nielsen informed Trump that several measures he suggested to stem growing Central American immigration across America's southern border would violate federal and global law. White House senior policy adviser and immigration hard-liner Stephen Miller is blamed for the shakeup at the department. Miller is now running DHS, and everyone knows it. Ms Nielsen was responsible for the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico, plus the migrants passing through the territory divide.

As the vice chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, Underwood questioned Nielsen at a meeting about the separating of migrant children from their families after crossing the U.S. -Mexico border. McAleenan had impressed Trump's inner circle, specifically son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Trump spokesman Hogan Gidley expressed hope that McAleenan's experience would lead to "massive changes" at the border.

Children who cross the border alone are cared for by the Department of Health and Human Services, and most of the children are teenagers.

He brought up a comment Miller gave to The New York Times previous year over the family separation policy: "It was a simple decision by the administration to have a zero tolerance policy for illegal entry, period". He noted that stepped-up Mexican enforcement helped end a surge of Central American families coming to the U.S.in 2014.

CBN News visited with San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott last week.

Trump has seemed to be grasping at anything to stem the tide of migrants.

She has drawn criticism for her staunch defence of some of Mr Trump's most contentious border policies.

"Well, he's been promising to build a wall for two years, so if I were Mexico, I wouldn't be that anxious", Meyers said of the threats.

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