Trump Chooses Obama Pick to Run ICE

  • 05/05/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Trump Chooses Obama Pick to Run ICE
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In a surprise announcement Sunday, President Trump revealed he is nominating Mark Morgan, the Border Patrol chief in the waning days of the Obama administration to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (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.



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.

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