Trump Chooses Obama Pick to Run ICE
The decision comes as a record number of families from Central America are attempting to cross the southern border.
The Daily Caller's Amber Athey has more:
Morgan is a former FBI agent who served as the Border Patrol chief for the final months of the Obama administration, but he was removed when Trump took office. Morgan went on to be a vocal supporter of Trump’s border wall and his national emergency declaration.
I am pleased to inform all of those that believe in a strong, fair and sound Immigration Policy that Mark Morgan will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of ICE. Mark is a true believer and American Patriot. He will do a great job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2019
Since Nielsen’s departure, the Trump administration has announced tighter restrictions on visa overstays and public housing benefits for illegal immigrants. Attorney General Bill Barr also decided last month that illegal immigrants who claim asylum are no longer eligible to be released on bond.
Morgan will likely serve as a strict implementer of Trump’s policy agenda, as he has repeatedly called the situation at the southern border a crisis and has slammed Democrats for their opposition to the border wall.
During a Fox News interview after Nielsen’s departure, Morgan said her exit would “jump start” DHS.