25,996. 6/25/2019

BORDER/DHS/ICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Turmoil intensified on Tuesday [6-25-19] inside the agency responsible for securing the country’s borders as a top official was replaced by an immigration hard-liner and former Fox News contributor who last week pushed for nationwide raids to deport undocumented families. That hard-liner, Mark Morgan, will take over as the head of Customs and Border Protection, administration officials said Tuesday. The move again overhauls leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for cybersecurity, disaster relief and the enforcement of customs, border and immigration law, just two months after a purge of officials destabilized the agency…The White House in recent months has installed multiple officials at the department who have gone on television to support Mr. Trump’s more aggressive immigration policies, using certain officials to knock out others without any clear vision for homeland security. Each of the homeland security agencies responsible for enforcing immigration policy — Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services — is led by an acting official.”

Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Maggie Haberman, “‘A Constant Game of Musical Chairs’ Amid Another Homeland Security Shake-,” The New York Times online, June 25, 2019

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