Nielsen announces that his “number 2” also resigns and will leave his charges tomorrow

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    Nielsen announces that his "number 2" also resigns and will leave his charges tomorrow The Secretary of National Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, appears before the Committee of External Affairs of the Senate, in Washington, USA, on October 10, 2018. EFE / Archivo

     Washington, .- The still secretary of National Security of the USA, Kirstjen Nielsen, announced this Tuesday that his “number two”, Claire Grady, also resigns, reason why both will leave their positions tomorrow.

    “Grady has offered the president his resignation, effective tomorrow.” For the past two years, Claire has served with excellence and distinction, has been an invaluable asset to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a proven force and a well-informed voice. said Nielsen on Twitter.

    US President Donald Trump announced this weekend the departure of the Government of Nielsen, the maximum responsible for migration and border policy of his Administration.

    Trump also announced that the current head of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Kevin McAleenan, will take over from Nielsen on Wednesday, in a preview of the future in the department of Grady, which theoretically was the first in the line of succession.

    In his shake to DHS, Trump also replaced Secret Service chief Randolph Alles.

    The departure of Nielsen closes a bitter chapter in the Trump government by the migration policy of the so-called “zero tolerance”, which consisted in the separation of immigrant families who crossed the border irregularly.

    Also the various strategies to stop the arrival of Central American asylum seekers.

    Despite the heavy hand exercised by Nielsen, the secretary also became a focus of criticism by Trump, failing to contain the flow of migration on the southern border, which in March reached record figures in the last decade.

    According to the CBP announced today, over the past month the Border Patrol arrested 92,607 immigrants, a large increase compared to 66,884 in February and 47,984 in January.

    In addition, the number of migrant families arrested at the border increased by 375% between October (beginning of the fiscal year) and March with respect to the same period of the previous fiscal year.

    The Office of Customs and Border Protection considered that an “unprecedented and unsustainable situation on the southern border” is currently being experienced, which it described as “a crisis of border and humanitarian security.” (EFEUSA)

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