Is USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli The Next DHS Acting Secretary?


On Friday, it was announced that Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan would be leaving his job. President Trump said that McAleenan wanted to spend more time with family, and that a new acting secretary would soon be chosen.

“Many wonderful candidates,” Trump added.

With that announcement immediately came talk of who would be replacing him... (Keep in mind that cabinet position holds great power when it comes to our nation's immigration policies).

According to Fox News, a former DHS official says that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli could be a likely candidate for the job.

“Ken has been very effective on the regulatory side and he has proven to be a team player who will do every media hit no matter how small or how hostile,” the official said. “Ken is someone who hands-down supports and defends the work of the president and the administration.”

Other sources told the news station that if Cuccinelli isn't chosen for the post, President Trump could potentially pick former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The new DHS chief is expected to be chosen this week.


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