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President Trump is expected to announce a new Homeland Security secretary this week, amid chaotic turnover in the department’s top ranks. Trump wrote Friday that Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan would resign, adding he “will be announcing the new Acting Secretary next week.”
Under department succession rules, the next in line for the job is Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske, a Senate-confirmed official who has been performing the duties of Deputy Secretary under McAleenan.
Trump is expected to appoint someone else, however.
The article goes on to state the following:
At the front of the pack is Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — the DHS agency that oversees visas and naturalizations.
The top three jobs at the Dep't of Homeland Security have now been vacant (with no Senate-confirmed officer) for a combined 924 days:
Secretary: 188 days
Deputy Secretary: 548 days
Under Secretary for Management: 188 days
In total, _nine_ of the top 11 DHS positions are vacant.
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) October 14, 2019
Now that Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan is stepping down, who do you think will be his successor?
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) October 14, 2019
As we wait for President Trump to pick his next acting DHS Secretary, a source w/ knowledge told me that Kevin McAleenan's resignation letter specified 10/31 as his last day on the job.
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) October 15, 2019
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