ICE Acting Dir. Leaves Post in Ongoing Purge of Immigration Officials

HeadlineApr 11, 2019

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Ron Vitiello, is the latest Homeland Security official to leave the agency. The announcement came Wednesday and follows a string of high-profile exits, starting with DHS head Kirstjen Nielsen’s ouster on Sunday. The departmental “purge” is said be part of a plan by Trump adviser Stephen Miller to steer the administration toward even more hard-line immigration policies. Last week, Trump withdrew Vitiello’s nomination to head ICE, indicating he wasn’t “tough” enough for the role.

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