U.S Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday following the surge in the number of migrants at the Mexico border.
A senior administration official said Trump asked for Nielsen’s resignation and she gave it. Trump, who has recently expressed growing anger about the situation at the border, said on Twitter: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.”
Ms Nielsen handled the immigration and customs enforcement which cut back the number of Mexicans Central Americans entering US.
The US Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan will bear the additional charge of DHS secretary.