Acting Head of the US Border Guard, Ronald Vitello, resigned.
According to the newspaper The Hill , the announcement was made by the former head of the US Department of Homeland Security Kirsten Nielsen. The Border Guard is responsible for patrolling the border with Mexico and Canada, as well as the coastal waters of Florida and Puerto Rico.
Nielsen herself left post on April 10. It was reported that US President Trump was unhappy with Nielsen due to the lack of a clear position on the migration issue.
Kevin McAlinen, the head of the US Immigration and Customs Control Service, has been appointed acting head of the Department of Homeland Security. Also left his postdirector of the country’s Secret Service, Randolph Alles, .
One of the main promises of Trump during his election campaign was the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. On April 10, it became known that the US Department of Defense signed contracts with two companies for the construction of sections of the wall on the border with Mexico in the amount of $ 976 million.
At the end of March, Trump threatened to close the border with Mexico, unless the authorities of the neighboring state stop illegal immigration. First of all, the American president promised to stop the work of large crossings, through which, according to him, not only people but also drugs get into the United States.