Kirstjen Nielsen, 46, who has served as secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump administration since her confirmation in December 2017, will leave the position, President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon. “I would like to thank her for her service,” he said. “I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, will become acting secretary for @DHSgov,” the president also said. “I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!” Trump had a meeting with Nielsen at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the White House, CBS News reported. After that meeting, Trump made his announcement. Nielsen’s exit comes just two days after the commander-in-chief visited the border in Calexico, California, on Friday. He said during that visit that America’s asylum system is “full” and could not take any more individuals. He also said that some of those seeking asylum at the border were actually gang members. “I look at some of these asylum people, they’re gang members,” he said. “They’re not afraid of anything. They have lawyers greeting them. They read what lawyers tell them to read.” It’s a “scam,” Trump said. “It’s a scam, OK? It’s a hoax. I know about… Read full this story
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