May 5, 2019 – In Breaking News – npr
President Trump has named Mark Morgan, a former FBI agent and veteran of the Obama administration, as the new head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The president announced Morgan’s selection in a tweet on Sunday, writing, “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.”
(Former ICE acting director Tom Homan says that he commends Mark Morgan for stepping up to the plate to take on this challenging role. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on May 5, 2019.)
Morgan served as chief of Border Patrol during the final months of the Obama administration, but he has emerged as a vocal supporter of the president’s immigration policies.
Morgan has publicly backed President Trump’s calls for a border wall, as well as his decision to declare a national emergency in order to fund its construction.
Morgan has also voiced support for sending migrants caught crossing the border to so-called sanctuary cities.
Mark Morgan, President Obama’s Border Patrol Chief, gave the following message to me: “President Trump, stay the course.” I agree, and believe it or not, we are making great progress with a system that has been broken for many years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
“I’ve been there,” Morgan said last month in an interview with Fox News.
“The Border Patrol, ICE, their facilities are overwhelmed, the faith-based organizations and other nongovernmental organizations are overwhelmed.”
“They have no choice. They’re going to have to start pushing these individuals out.”
“Shouldn’t we kind of share the burden throughout the country?”
(Why Mark Morgan is urging President Trump to stay the course on border security. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Jan 12, 2019.)
Morgan’s selection, which would require Senate confirmation, comes amid a broader shakeup within the administration as the president seeks to implement stronger policies along the border.
In recent weeks, several top immigration officials have left the administration, including the former Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen.
In April, the president also withdrew his previous nominee for ICE, Ronald Vitiello, saying he wanted the agency to go in a “tougher” direction.
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