Performing ICE director Ron Vitiello in Richmond, Virginia. Former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued an announcement Wednesday asserting Vitiello’s departure and thanked him for his “unwavering” management. (AP Photograph/Steve Helber, File)
The shakeup inside the Division of Homeland Safety’s management continued on Wednesday after it was introduced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement Performing Director Ron Vitiello can be stepping down on Friday.
Outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued an announcement Wednesday asserting Vitiello’s departure and thanked him for his “unwavering” management.
“For over three a long time, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Performing Director Ron Vitiello has protected our homeland with braveness and conviction,” the assertion learn. “Ron’s information and experience as a seasoned legislation enforcement skilled has been invaluable to DHS, and he has left a legacy of excellence as our Division has expanded and refined our efforts to curb unlawful immigration and safe our borders.”
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“On behalf of DHS I need to thank Ron for his service and dedication, and I want him the easiest on this subsequent chapter of his profession.”
An ICE official informed Fox Information that Vitiello’s final day might be Friday.
His departure was the most recent in a string of resignations coming as President Trump has aimed to take a harder stance in opposition to immigrants on the southern border.
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After Nielsen’s resignation final Sunday, officers stated Monday that Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles was stepping down, and DHS’ appearing deputy secretary Claire Grady – who was technically subsequent in line to exchange Nielsen – resigned on Tuesday.
Trump over the weekend named Kevin McAleenan, the top of Customs and Border Safety, to function appearing secretary.
Fox Information’ Gregg Re and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.