The President noted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will become acting secretary in her place.
A veteran of the George W. Bush administration, Nielsen had been chief of staff to then-Homeland Security secretary John Kelly before he became Trump's chief of staff at the White House.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks beside Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez (not pictured) during a multilateral meeting at the Honduran Ministry of Security in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 27, 2019.
CBS News reported that Nielsen's departure is part of a "massive overhaul" of DHS "engineered and directed" by Stephen Miller, a top Trump adviser and immigration hardliner. She had expected to be pushed out last November, but her exit never materialized.
The news follows an emergency conference call with members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet last Tuesday evening to discuss migration at the southern border. And during the government shutdown over Trump's insistence for funding for a border wall, Nielsen's stock inside the White House even appeared to rise.
Nielsen became the public face of the policy, and at one point, was targeted by protesters who heckled from a few feet away while she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C. She was tasked with helping states secure elections following Russian interference during the 2016 election. She has lead a sprawling department responsible for carrying out some of Mr Trump's most contentious policies, such as his plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico and the separation of migrant children from their families. She also moved to abandon longstanding regulations that dictate how long children are allowed to be held in immigration detention, and requested bed space from the USA military for some 12,000 people in an effort to detain all families who cross the border.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been cooped up in the embassy in the British capital for seven years after claiming asylum. Assange, who was granted asylum by Ecuador in 2012, lost local and worldwide legal challenges against the protocol.
Democrats have pledged to fight all the way to the U.S. supreme court to enforce a subpoena and obtain the full report . Trump illegally obstructed the inquiry, according to the two government officials.
Official sources told the Telegraph the missile was a "kinetic kill vehicle" that did not carry any explosives or other devices. He said that the defence and space scientists used an anti-satellite missile (ASM) to destroy a mini-satellite in space.
Some fans, who clearly weren't paying very close attention to the calendar, were a little anxious after they saw Brady's tweet. Brady, who turns 42 on August 3, used a picture from the Patriots' Super Bowl parade as part of his Twitter profile.
Charles Leclerc will start on pole position alongside team-mate Sebastian Vettel , with world champion Hamilton third. Bottas has finished on the podium in Bahrain over the last two seasons, and he hopes to continue that run on Sunday.
In his two films , he has introduced the world to Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel in Get Out and now Black Panther's Winston Duke . It's also become the internet's favorite brainteaser with daily posts exploring its Easter eggs and hidden meanings .
But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his re-election campaign. If the ruling is upheld by higher courts, about 20 million Americans could lose healthcare coverage on Trump's watch.
Giant trove of Facebook user data was in open AWS S3 bucket
Another dataset, sourced from a Facebook-integrated app known as " At the Pool ", was also found via an Amazon S3 bucket . That database was closed on Wednesday after Bloomberg alerted Facebook to the problem and Facebook contacted Amazon .
Suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing charged with murder
The attempted murder charges are for the alleged shootings of the two other victims, Kerry Lathan and Shermi Cervabta Villanueva . Eric Holder , 29, who was arrested and charged with the shooting death of Hussle, will have Chris Darden defending him.
UVA is headed to the Final Four
The Boilermakers ended up taking the lead late on a insane banked-in 3-pointer from, you guess it, Carsen Edwards. Virginia outscored Purdue 10-5 in overtime to win the South Region and earn a spot in the Final Four.
Kisner, Kuchar make it an All-American final at Match Play
He built a 2-up lead with birdies at the fifth and sixth holes, then was gifted the 10th-hole when McIlroy missed a 3-footer. McIlroy was poised to tie the match on the 16th hole when he had a short iron for his second into a par five and made seven.
Puerto Rico Governor warns over ‘bully’ White House
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke over the weekend called for admitting Puerto Rico as the 51st US state, while Sens. It has the full support of Puerto Rico's non-voting Republican representative, Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon.
Tiger Holes Out From 82 Yards for Eagle at WGC-Match Play
We finally leave Florida and make our first of four scheduled trips to Texas for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Stenson prefers single elimination to group play, one reason he has skipped the Match Play the last three years.
Backed party wins Thailand election in confusing results
Opinions on social media after the election also indicated "the number of ballots exceed the number of voters that turned out". A coordinator for Thailand-based election monitor We Watch said voter education was insufficient.
Apple targets banking with launch of new credit card
There are no fees (not even worldwide or over-the-limit fees), interest rates are "low", and clear reward programs. No word on when (or if) it'll arrive here in the United Kingdom , but Apple Card hits the U.S. this summer.