A frustrated senator, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), on Monday urged President Donald Trump to delay any further purge of immigration officers.
Grassley, the Republican in the Senate's oldest, told the Washington Post that he was "very, very concerned" by reports that the director of immigration and American citizenship, Lee Francis Cissna, would be the next to enter the process of returning homeland security, announced Sunday. Secretary Kirstjen Niesen.
The White House suddenly abandoned Ronald Vitiello's appointment as Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, head of the Policy and Strategy Office of the US Immigration and Citizenship Services, is also suspected of being called into question.
Grassley said he thought these immigration officers could help advance Trump's vision on his signing problem.
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"The president must have some stability and especially with the number 1 he created for his campaign. [and] throughout his two and a half years of presidency, "Grassley told the post office. "He is removing the rug from the very ones who are trying to help him reach his goal."
Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) said bluntly to Politico: "It's a mess," referring to the growing number of people seeking to enter the United States on the southern border and White House leaders on the question.
Nielsen's ousting "seems like a frustration at not being able to solve a problem," added Cornyn. "Honestly, it's not the fault of Secretary Nielsen. It was not for lack of effort on his part. I do not know if there are people who can do more. "
Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) told Politico: "I thought Nielsen was doing a fantastic job. I would like to see continuity. I think it is important. "
Grassley said he was going to appeal to Trump for it to abstain from any further Fox News changes, which the president often observes.
Grassley criticized White House senior advisor Stephen Miller, an influential immigrant who would whisper in Trump's ear about staff changes. "I think it would be difficult for him to demonstrate that he has accomplished something for the president," Grassley said.
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