Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmed as Homeland Security Chief

Senate confirms Trump's 2nd permanent DHS chief

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen as the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, installing a close confidant of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to lead the federal agency responsible for carrying out many of President Trump's most ambitious domestic policy plans.

The Senate approved her nomination 62-37.

"She has equivocated on protecting Dreamers and overlooked reports of DHS' management failures", Harris said.

Trump did not make his selection for Kelly's replacement until October, when he announced Nielsen as his choice to lead the Department.

With more than a third of the Senate voting against her, Nielsen's margin of approval was the narrowest ever for the confirmation of a DHS secretary. The promotion of his protégé, Nielsen, to the top post of the DHS has been viewed internally as the retired general continuing to exert his influence on his former department.

"It has been an honor to serve as the Department's Acting Secretary, and I look forward to working alongside Ms. Nielsen as her deputy as we continue to carry out the DHS mission of safeguarding the American people, our homeland, and our values", she said in a statement.

Nielsen, who served on former President George W. Bush's homeland security council, also appears to be facing opposition from the far-right nationalist wing of the Republican party. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., asked during her confirmation hearing, according to The Hill. -Mexican border, saying that she does not support building a wall along the entire length of the border.

Nielsen will oversee a federal agency that runs with approximately 240,000 employees, $40 billion in discretionary budget and 22 sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, immigration enforcement, disaster preparedness and response, transportation security and the Secret Service.

"I can't unequivocally state it's caused by humans", she said. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, who voted against Nielsen's nomination, criticized her stances on immigration and the environment, as well as her experience.

Surely, as a USA senator, Hasssan should realize that members of the cabinet (except for the vice president) serve at the pleasure of the president, who can dismiss them at will for no cause.

One of the Democrats who voted against Nielsen, Sen.

Nielsen comes to the job largely on the power of Kelly's endorsement.

Nielsen "is ready to answer this call to duty", Johnson said. However, this will be a major issue for the new DHS secretary to address. Original DACA recipients were unaffected, and individuals who had received three year validity periods for DACA and the associated work authorization under the November 2014 memorandum prior to the district court injunction were allowed to maintain those approvals through their expiration, unless terminated or revoked for case specific reasons. However, Trump's recent statement indicates that instead of eliminating DACA, he merely wants to legitimize it by replacing Obama's executive orders with legislative authority.

Related News:

  • Harlem Rapper Finally Meets His 81-Year-Old 'Words With Friends' Buddy

    Harlem Rapper Finally Meets His 81-Year-Old 'Words With Friends' Buddy

    Sweet day today with Spencer and his #wordswithfriends friend, Roz, watching them bond in person for the first time. Although, Sleyon hadn't played " Words With Friends " for about a year, he still considered Guttman a good friend.
    Score sweet deals on National Cookie Day

    Score sweet deals on National Cookie Day

    Whole Foods is celebrating by offering customers 50% off everything in their store's cookie bar from December 1 to December 4. On National Cookie Day 2017, Great American Cookies will be offering 1 free original chocolate chip cookie for each guest.
    Taylor Swift fans go after 'rat' Kim Kardashian on Instagram

    Taylor Swift fans go after 'rat' Kim Kardashian on Instagram

    Kardashian posted her photo from the "Famous" exhibit on the same day British Vogue unveiled its new cover featuring Swift. It was West's lyrics about Swift claiming he "made that b*tch famous " that originally led to a feud with the singer.
  • 2 arrested in shooting outside Graham-Kapowsin High School

    2 arrested in shooting outside Graham-Kapowsin High School

    After deeming the campus secure, the sheriff's department and Bethel School District allowed students to be released. The shooting suspect fled the scene in a green auto that might be a Chevrolet Impala, police said.
    Mueller's Trump Finances Subpoena Was Never Sent, Here's Why

    Mueller's Trump Finances Subpoena Was Never Sent, Here's Why

    In October, Manafort pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy against the United States. But the fact that Mueller is looking at Deutsche Bank means his probe is reaching the very heart of Trump's financial life.
    Ireland to reluctantly collect tax windfall from Apple

    Ireland to reluctantly collect tax windfall from Apple

    The payments are expected to be made in the first quarter of 2018, according to Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe . Whether or not the original ruling gets overturned remains to be seen.
  • Kevin de Bruyne says 20 wins are nothing without trophies

    Kevin de Bruyne says 20 wins are nothing without trophies

    De Bruyne says Manchester City will not sit back and play on the counter like Jose Mourinho does in big games for United. A grim 0-0 draw left both teams locked in a battle for fourth place as Antonio Conte's Chelsea streaked towards glory.
    Supermoon mesmerises sky-gazers across the world

    Supermoon mesmerises sky-gazers across the world

    When two full moons occur in the same month, the second is sometimes called a blue moon or, in this case, a super blue moon. A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo.
    Where can a student draw inspiration from?

    Where can a student draw inspiration from?

    Travel the right way If you have a few hours of rest, it’s better to have a walk than to sit in front of TV or your phone. Plan your actions the right way If you feel no desire to do anything, it’s time to plan your day or even the whole week.
  • Chad Morris likely to be hired at Arkansas

    Chad Morris likely to be hired at Arkansas

    Hatfield left Arkansas for Clemson in January 1990 amid declining attendance that was linked to his triple-option offense. Morris coached at five Texas high schools in 16 seasons and had a record of 169-38.
    Hundreds of firefighters battle dynamic brush fire in Southern California

    Hundreds of firefighters battle dynamic brush fire in Southern California

    The Getty Center and the nearby Skirball Center are both on the west side of the freeway, and did not appear to be threatened. Fire crews were hard at work trying to contain the blaze, but they were fighting a fire fueled 25 miles per hour winds.
    Global airlines' industry profit to hit $38.4b in 2018: IATA

    Global airlines' industry profit to hit $38.4b in 2018: IATA

    Worldwide tourists travelling by air are expected to spend more than $750 billion in 2018, a rise of 15% in just over 2 years. The value of goods carried by airlines is expected to exceed $6.2 trillion in 2018, representing 7.4% of world GDP.


Most liked

Amazon Prime Video launches on Apple TV
Amazon and Google compete in voice-activated smart speakers, streaming video devices and online video services. Maisel" and "The Big Sick", with additional titles coming to the service every month.

Billy Bush outrage over Trump denial of 'grab them by the pussy'
As Bush told Colbert , "No question, I feel like I sacrificed a little bit of myself in the moment". That is your voice. "I was there, you were there, that is your voice on the tape".

Olympics: Russia Can Compete as Neutral
Some Russian officials have threatened to boycott if the International Olympic Committee delivered such a severe punishment. Grigory Rodchenkov , who risked so much to tell this story, and support all those who are willing to speak truth to power.

Huawei's Honor 7X India launch: Check out specs, price and features
Launched in 2013, Chinese company Honor is Finland's number one brand and number 3 in Russian Federation behind Apple and Samsung. The Honor 6X was, alongside the Redmi Note 4 , one of the best value for money buys this year, and the 7X builds on that success.