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President Trump on Thursday formally announced he will nominate his deputy chief of staff, Kirstjen Nielsen, to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
"I call upon the Senate...to confirm this tremendously qualified and talented nominee," Trump said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
Trump cheered Nielsen as "a dedicated leader whose priority is always the safety and security of our country and our citizens, not politics or ideology."
If she is confirmed, Nielsen will lead a sprawling Cabinet agency charged with securing the nation’s borders and airports, enforcing immigration laws, coordinating disaster relief efforts and overseeing the Secret Service and U.S. Coast Guard.
Source: The Hill