Donald Trump appoints new immigration chief Thomas Homan
Mr Homan has served as the executive director of the ICE's enforcement and removal operations, leading its efforts to arrest and removal of undocumented immigrants since 2013, DHS Secretary John Kelly said in a statement.
Mr Homan replaces Daniel Ragsdale as the acting director of ICE.
Mr Ragsdale remains deputy director at the agency where he has served for four years, ICE said in a Tweet.
Secretary Kelly did not give a reason for the change in ICE leadership, only to say that Mr Homan “will continue to serve as a strong, effective leader for the men and women of ICE.”
President Trump fired top federal government lawyer Sally Yates on Monday
The UK Reacts To Trump's 'Muslim' Travel Ban
Mon, January 30, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the USA from seven 'muslim' countries. This led to protests across America and, now, the UK.
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People demonstrate during a protest at Downing Street in central London against US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on refugees and people from seven mainly-Muslim countries
Also on Monday, President Trump fired top federal government lawyer Sally Yates after she defied the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority countries.
The White House said that Dana Boente, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, was sworn in at 9pm ET and would be acting US attorney general until Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, who is awaiting Senate confirmation, is approved.