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Trump Says Kevin McAleenan Is Leaving As Homeland Security Chief

President Trump announced on Twitter on Friday that Kevin McAleenen will be leaving as acting director of homeland security after a six-month stint in which he dealt with an unprecedented influx of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way ...

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DHS Chief Praises Supreme Court Decision: ‘Big Victory’ For Border Wall

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan lauded the Supreme Court decision allowing the administration to use military funds to build additional border wall. “It was a big victory at the Supreme Court to allow Department of Defense to move forward with that $2.5 billion dollars to really accelerate the progress on the wall, and kind’ve double what we’re doing with ...

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Report: Trump Insiders Want DHS Chief To Step Down

Several Trump administration officials and other immigration-hawks outside the White House are pushing to remove Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan amid accusations of disloyalty. Immigration hardliners within President Donald Trump’s orbit want McAleenan ousted, according to several people within the administration and former officials within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who spoke with Politico. McAleenan, who only began ...

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‘Put The Public At Risk’: Border Union President Blasts DHS Chief After ICE Leaks

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd lambasted the acting director of Homeland Security amid reports that he leaked sensitive information, accusing him of being an “anti-Trump” official opposed to the president’s immigration agenda. “Mr. McAleenan is responsible for the largest immigration crisis the United States has ever seen. His job performance has been completely unacceptable,” Judd said in a ...

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Officials Accuse DHS Chief Of Personally Sabotaging Trump’s Planned ICE Raids

Administration officials are accusing Homeland Security Acting Director Kevin McAleenan of sabotaging Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) deportation raids by leaking key details of the plan. President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly announced that he would delay plans for Sunday raids targeting around 2,000 illegal immigrants across the country. The president claimed the two-week hiatus would give the White House time ...

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‘First Time We’ve Heard Anything Like This’: DHS Chief Applauds Immigration Deal With Mexico

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the White House’s immigration deal includes an array of fresh concessions from Mexico, pushing back against questions over whether the president actually pushed Mexico to agree to new terms. “All of it is new,” McAleenan said on “Fox News Sunday” about the president’s deal to bolster enforcement of illegal immigration. “We’ve heard commitments before ...

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Report: DHS Chief Threatened To Quit Over Stephen Miller’s Attempt At Another Staff Shakeup

Stephen Miller’s attempt to shift the soon-to-be ICE director nominee to another agency left acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan threatening to quit. Miller — a White House senior adviser who’s taken an outsized role with immigration issues — urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to make Mark Morgan the next commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), according to ...

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1% Of Honduran And Guatemalan Population Left For US Since September, McAleenan Says

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Monday broke down how the immigration crisis is rapidly changing the demographics of Central American countries. The DHS chief — delivering a speech at the 49th Washington Conference of the Americas — revealed that more than 1 percent of the entire Guatemalan and Honduran populations have emigrated to the U.S. since September. The ...

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Acting DHS Chief: Family Separation ‘Not On The Table’

The acting head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shot down the idea that the Trump administration would be re-introducing family separation of illegal migrants. “I think the president has been clear that family separation is not on the table and again this was a zero-tolerance prosecution initiative that was targeted at adults violating the law,” acting DHS chief ...

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Who Is Kevin McAleenan, The Upcoming Leader Of Homeland Security?

Kirstjen Nielsen will officially vacate her position atop the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, leaving Kevin McAleenan as the acting head. President Donald Trump, frustrated over the growing immigration crisis on the U.S. southern border, accepted Nielsen’s resignation after meeting with her at the White House on Sunday. The president went on to announce that McAleenan, the current commissioner of Customs ...

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