Trump blew up at homeland security chief over border security

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

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Nielsen is responsible for those 20,000 border representatives who work in Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The New York Times first reported on the blowup, saying Trump berated Nielsen to the point she told colleagues she was close to resigning after the incident.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in reaction to the report, "The President is committed to fixing our broken immigration system and our porous borders".

In a statement, Nielsen said she meant to "continue to direct the department to do all we can to implement the president's security-focused agenda".

The tongue-lashing, over Trump's belief his homeland chief wasn't doing enough to halt illegal immigration, went on so long Nielsen reportedly prepared a resignation letter.

1 person in the assembly said Trump railed in the whole Cabinet on what he said was deficiency of advancement keeping out illegal immigrants, " the occasions said. It was only a portion of a larger tirade in which he chided the cabinet for what he felt was an unsatisfactory level of progress in stopping illegal immigration and ensuring border security. But this year, they have risen again. Must pass tough laws and build the WALL.

Nielsen, the Times reported, "told associates after the meeting that she should not continue in the job if the president did not view her as effective".

Trump considers Nielsen as well as different DHS officers ' are resisting directives that parents are separated from their children when people cross illegally in the united states of america, to discourage them from entering, the newspaper stated, citing the officers. "I share his frustration", Nielsen said, according to CNN. Nielsen recently worked with state governors to send contingents of National Guard troops to help secure the border after Trump called for them to do so. The president urged Nielsen to be more aggressive, the official said. The official described the remarks as "angry and heated" but also as fairly typical for Trump on this issue.

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