On Sunday, President Trump has nominated Mark Morgan for the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Morgan's nomination fills the place of Ronald Vitiello, whose nomination as ICE Director was withdrawn last month. Morgan will face a confirmation hearing in the Senate.
Morgan served in the Marine Corps, is a former FBI agent, and served as chief of the U.S. Border Patrol under President Obama.
Morgan had previously supported President Trump declaration of a state of emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Said the President via Twitter:
I am pleased to inform all of those who believe in a strong, fair and sound immigration policy that Mark Morgan will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of ICE.
Read the UPI story on the announcement here.
Updated: Mon, May 20th 2019 @ 2:25pm EDT