The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen as the secretary of homeland security, elevating a top White House aide and former agency official to oversee the department central to President Trump's plan to crack down on illegal immigration and beef up border security.
The Senate confirmed President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security after John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE left the agency for his White House post earlier this year.
A lawyer and expert in cybersecurity, Nielsen is the first Secretary of DHS who has worked at the agency before. They also cited concerns about possible White House interference in a recent DHS decision to send home thousands of Nicaraguans that have always been granted USA protection.
Nielsen served in the department under president George W Bush and founded a risk management firm.
The Times noted that a bipartisan group of former homeland security officials, including two former secretaries of the department, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, both Republicans who served under Mr.
Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), who voted against the nomination, cautioned that Nielsen "failed to demonstrate that she would provide the steady, experienced leadership - free from political interference from the White House - that the department needs". DHS has denied that Duke plans to quit. But Nielsen told the Senate's homeland security panel that "there is no need for a wall from sea to shining sea".
Nielsen comes to the job largely on the power of his endorsement. DHS has 22 subagencies, including everything from immigration enforcement, transportation security, disaster preparedness and response to the Secret Service and the Coast Guard. However, this will be a major issue for the new DHS secretary to address.
Trump named Kelly to White House chief of staff in late July in a staff shake-up as he ousted former chief of staff Reince Priebus. However, Trump's recent statement indicates that instead of eliminating DACA, he merely wants to legitimize it by replacing Obama's executive orders with legislative authority.
Now that Nielsen is returning to DHS, Kelly will once again have a close eye and tight reigns on the department.
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The area where the incident occurred is a hub for educational institutions in the city including the University of Peshawar . The eyewitness, a student, said he and his colleagues ran as fast as they could but two of them were injured in the firing.
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