Kirstjen Nielsen out as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen Homeland Security chief leaves after rocky tenure

Kirstjen Nielsen out as Trump homeland security secretary

"[She] will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service", Mr Trump tweeted.

President Trump announced Sunday afternoon that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen "will be leaving her position" after 16 months in the job.

This week, it was revealed Miller convinced Trump to drop his appointee for ICE after Senate Leader Mitch McConnell changed the rules to push the president's appointees through faster and without public debate.

The source notes Trump's frustration with the current asylum laws, and his desire for individuals who work for the administration to just stop Central American asylum seekers from entering the United States, contrary to the law.

Trump nominated Nielsen to be DHS secretary in October 2017.

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CBS had reported Sunday, citing a senior USA official, that the overhaul of Homeland Security and its subsidiary agencies such as ICE is being orchestrated by top Trump adviser Stephen Miller.

Recently, the President has spoken several times about the idea of shutting down the southern border entirely.

"We are going to treat it as if we have been hit by a Cat 5 hurricane", Ms Nielsen said on the call, a participant told CNN.

But at the agency that oversees border protection and immigration matters - Trump's signature issue - it was inevitable Nielsen would find herself in the President's crosshairs. Trump threatened to fire her and she previously considered resigning, but officials at the time recognized there were no obvious successors in place.

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