Pentagon expecting to help DHS more on border

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen arrives for a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill

On Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who had been on rocky terms with President Donald Trump, submitted her resignation, and last week, the White House abruptly withdrew the nomination of Ron Vitiello for director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which caught Congress and the department by surprise.

For all racist intents and purposes, Miller, a speechwriter and senior adviser who shapes and amplifies Trump's worst instincts, is likely behind the Department of Homeland Security purge.

"I've had conversations with Republican colleagues over the a year ago or so who swear that she was reluctant to impose some of President Trump's most egregious policies".

Trump tweeted that Nielsen "will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service".

Top Republicans are expressing concern over vacancies at the Department of Homeland Security and cautioned President Donald Trump off more shake-ups after the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Grassley also leveled major criticism against Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to Trump and one of the most influential White House aides regarding immigration policy. Both Nielsen and Alles were closely associated with former White House chief of staff John Kelly, who resigned previous year after falling out of favor with Trump.

"It is deeply alarming that the Trump administration official who put children in cages is reportedly resigning because she is not extreme enough for the White House's liking", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement following Nielsen's announcement. The Washington Post reported yesterday that one particular "atta girl" moment came when Border Patrol officers deployed tear gas on Central American migrants attempting to break through a border fence in Tijuana in 2018.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is urging the White House not to remove any more top immigration officials.

Monday, outlets such as CNN and MSNBC, citing unnamed United States officials, claimed Nielsen endured open opposition from "border hardliners" such as National Security Adviser John Bolton and senior adviser Jared Kushner concerning immigration. For all of her immoral actions, Nielsen simply wasn't barbaric enough for this administration.

It is unclear why Alles was asked to step aside but the White House told reporters it didn't have any relation to the recent security breach at Mar-a-Lago.

O'Mara Vignarajah, head of LIRS, said that may reinforce Trump's interest in clamping down on asylum-seekers. After at least 2,700 migrant children were taken from their parents and detained. President Trump announced his appointment on Twitter on the same day.

In a tweet late on Sunday, Nielsen said that she would stay on until Wednesday.

"I will continue to support all efforts to address the humanitarian and security crisis on the border", Nielsen said in her first public remarks since her resignation.

"Her letter said "effective April 7"-yesterday. (DHS) Headquarters is full of people who just aren't really super enthusiastic about the president's broad agenda on immigration".

Gidley, the White House spokesman, acknowledged that numerous immigration changes Trump wants - like overhauling the program that grants preference to people with US citizen or legal resident relatives; and the visa lottery process - would require congressional action.

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