Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigns

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigns

Washington DC (Agencies): US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid a surge in the number of migrants at the border with Mexico.

Trump, said on Twitter: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.”

In another tweet, Trump said Kevin McAleenan, the current US Customs and Border Protection commissioner, would become acting DHS secretary.

“I have agreed to stay on as Secretary through Wednesday, April 10th to assist with an orderly transition and ensure that key DHS missions are not impacted,” Nielsen said in a tweet on Sunday.

A senior administration official said Trump asked for Nielsen’s, who oversaw US president’s bitterly contested immigration policies during her tumultuous 16-month tenure, resignation and she gave it.