Trump announces pick for acting DHS secretary

4 Nov 19

UNITED STATES

President Donald Trump announced Friday that Chad Wolf will head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as acting secretary. Wolf, who served as DHS acting undersecretary for policy and as chief of staff to former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, will begin his new role later this month.

As acting DHS head, Wolf will oversee many of the agencies responsible for administering the country’s immigration programs, including legal immigration under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, border controls under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and interior immigration enforcement under Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Wolf will replace Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, who announced his resignation last month.

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