Homeland Security Denies Report That Secretary Drafted Resignation Letter

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee

"How is this still happening?" he said, questioned her intensely about the rise in border crossings.

A Department of Homeland Security spokesman denied specific details of the report, including that she had already drafted a resignation letter, and that she was close to resigning.

But Mexico refused to pay for the wall, and despite Trump's efforts to limit undocumented immigration, the rate of attempted border crossings may have risen - estimates show that in April, US Border Patrol agents apprehended almost 40,000 people in March, or a 200% increase from 2017.

The New York Times, which first reported Thursday afternoon that Trump had berated Nielsen, said that she had told colleagues she was close to resigning, citing several current and former officials familiar with the episode. Nielsen issued her own statement Thursday evening saying the president is justifiably frustrated but that she is staying on the job. She told the president her team was doing everything it could, but the president was left unconvinced.

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"I share his frustration", Nielsen's statement said. DHS oversees U.S. Customs and Border Protection. "You'll be processed. We have asylum laws", Nielsen said during a congressional hearing.

According to The New York Times, the president complained his administration has to do more on border security. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose private conversations.

A Department of Homeland Security spokesman poured cold water on a report claiming its chief nearly resigned after an angry outburst by President Trump.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump fervently pushed for immigration reform by outlining bold plans, including the construction of a massive wall stretching across the US-Mexico border.

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A White House source, who requested to be anonymous, confirmed the incident and said the argument was "heated and angry". He urged voters to "give me some reinforcements, please" in the form of new Republican members.

Hard-liners on immigration say Mr. Trump's anger is partly explained by a suspicion inside the West Wing that Ms. Nielsen, who served on the Homeland Security Council in the George W. Bush administration, is not sufficiently committed to Mr. Trump's agenda of tougher immigration policies.

Homeland Security's deputy secretary position is vacant, so there would be no immediate replacement if Nielsen were to step down.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 16, 2018.

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Trump has also been frustrated with Congress's refusal to fully fund his promised border wall along the nation's southern border, and some in the administration had accused DHS leaders of slow-walking more aggressive efforts to separate children from their parents at the border.

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