WASHINGTON, United States – The US Senate confirmed White House deputy chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen as Secretary of Homeland Security on Tuesday, putting her in charge of implementing the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
Nielsen is close to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who was President Donald Trump’s first secretary at the Department of Homeland Security before he was brought in to discipline Trump’s chaotic office at the end of July.
Nielsen, 45, is a lawyer and veteran of the national security sector. She served in the transportation security unit of DHS during the George W. Bush administration, and was also Bush’s homeland security advisor in the White House.
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