kevin mcaleenan dhs Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan speaks at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas conference in Washington on May 7, 2019. (DHS photo by Tara A. Molle)

Report: McAleenan Blocked Stephen Miller’s Bid for Another DHS Shakeup

An attempt by President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller to engineer a new shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security was blocked this week by Kevin McAleenan, the department’s acting secretary, who said he might leave his post unless the situation improved and he was given more control over his agency, administration officials said.

The closed-door clash flared over the fate of Mark Morgan, the former FBI official the president has picked to be the new director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

With Morgan eager to move into the top job at ICE, Miller on Wednesday urged the president to have Morgan installed as the new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) instead.

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