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Kevin McAleenan: American attorney and government official
Kevin Kealoha McAleenan is an American attorney and government official serving as the acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security. He also serves as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner. President Donald Trump designated McAleenan as Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security in April 2019. He resigned on October 11, 2019, with Trump stating that McAleenan wanted to "spend more time with his family and go to the private sector."

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Trump taps Chad Wolf to lead Department of Homeland Security

President Trump has selected Chad Wolf as the next acting head of the Department of Homeland Security, replacing Kevin McAleenan who announced his resignation last month. CBS News immigration reporter..
CBS News - Published

Trump Says He Intends to Name Chad Wolf as Acting Secretary

It was unclear whether Mr. Wolf had officially succeeded Kevin McAleenan as the acting secretary.
NYTimes.com - Published

Open: This is "Face the Nation," May 19, 2019

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
CBS News - Published

McAleenan, acting DHS chief, says administration won't send migrants to Florida

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.
CBS News - Published

McAleenan says transfer of FEMA funds to border will have "no impact" on hurricane response

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan joins Margaret Brennan to discuss how FEMA is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.
CBS News - Published

A top House Democrat blasts White House over finding new DHS secretary

The president has yet to announce a replacement for outgoing acting DHS secretary Kevin McAleenan
CBS News - Published

Kevin McAleenan is out as acting Homeland Security secretary, and good riddance

Kevin McAleenan has played his part in implementing President Trump's inhumane immigration policies. He will forever be stained with that legacy.
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Doctors decry Trump policy of sending 51,000+ migrants back to Mexico

A new report from Physicians for Human Rights claims the Trump administration's policies for asylum seekers are inflicting trauma on migrants. The policy was put in place by Homeland Security Secretary..
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What are the circumstances surrounding Kevin McAleenan's departure?

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan left his post Friday after just six months on the job. In a tweet, Donald Trump said McAleenan wanted to "spend more time with his family and go to..
CBS News - Published

Kevin McAleenan in April on the southern border

Almost six months ago, "60 Minutes" traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the situation and asked McAleenan how he planned to deal with the largest wave of illegal crossings of families there in a..
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From April: How Kevin McAleenan, then-acting DHS secretary, planned to handle the southern border

Six months ago, "60 Minutes" traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border and asked McAleenan how he planned to deal with the largest wave of illegal crossings of families there in a decade
CBS News - Published

McAleenan to quit as acting Homeland Security secretary; Trump to name successor next week

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down after just six months on the job, President Donald Trump announced late Friday.
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Trump says acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan is stepping down

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was stepping down and a new acting chief of the agency would be named next week.
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Kevin McAleenan, Trump's Homeland Security secretary, resigns

During his tenure, McAleenan faced criticism from both immigration hardliners and advocates, who pointed to his role in overseeing officers who separated thousands of migrant children from their..
CBS News - Published

New rule would allow government to keep migrant families with kids in custody longer

The Trump administration wants to extend how long it can detain migrant families with children who enter the U.S. illegally. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan unveiled the new rule in..
CBS News - Published

Pro-immigrant protesters force Kevin McAleenan to stop speech

As soon he took the stage to address a conference in Washington on Monday, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was greeted by a chorus of fervent chants from a small group of..
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Acting Homeland Security Chief Shouted Off Stage at Georgetown Law

Protesters shut down a speech by Kevin K. McAleenan, the latest effort by opponents of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies to let their grievances be known to policymakers.
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Protest forces abrupt end to DHS Secretary speech

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan left an immigration policy conference Monday without speaking after protesters shouted him down. (Oct. 7)  
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Trump administration announces the end of 'catch and release'; changes take effect soon

Acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced the end of the release of Central American families into the interior of the United States.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump says of Hurricane Dorian, "We got lucky in Florida"

President Trump expressed relief that Hurricane Dorian seemed to spare Florida the direct hit that some models predicted last week. "We got lucky in Florida," he said, adding that "hopefully" other..
CBS News - Published

9/1: Beto O'Rourke, Brock Long, Kevin McAleenan

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, former FEMA Administrator Brock Long and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto..
CBS News - Published

Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on September 1

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke, former FEMA Administrator Brock Long, David Begnaud, Jeff Berardelli, Mark Strassmann, Holly..
CBS News - Published

Transcript: Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan that aired Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Sunday: McAleenan, Long, O'Rourke

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, former FEMA Administrator Brock Long and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke will appear on "Face the Nation" this Sunday
CBS News - Published

Visiting El Salvador, U.S. Homeland Security chief applauds drop in migration

Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a pact on Wednesday to collaborate more closely with El Salvador on migration and security, applauding a drop in migration since new..
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DHS chief calls for more resources to fight domestic terrorism

"We need to invest more — no question," Kevin McAleenan said on "CBS This Morning" after report highlights differences between Obama and Trump administrations
CBS News - Published

Kevin McAleenan: CBP port director was in Walmart during El Paso shooting

Mass shootings in 2019 are on track to surpass the total from 2018. The Gun Violence Archive counts more than 250 mass shootings, defined as any incident in which four or more people are shot, not..
CBS News - Published

U.S. security chief says seeking migration deals with Honduras, El Salvador

U.S. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said during a speech in Guatemala on Thursday that the United States is seeking "similar agreements" with Honduras and El Salvador on migration.
Reuters - Published

McAleenan concerned border crisis just a "political issue" for some

Kevin McAleenan testified about conditions at the border one day after meeting with Norah O'Donnell in Texas
CBS News - Published

AOC to DHS chief: Border agents shared 'images of my violent rape' in secret Facebook group

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about the whereabouts of Border Patrol agents who threatened her in a secret Facebook group.
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Acting DHS chief says Congress could close immigration loophole "very simply"

In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said one big challenge is that migrant families can stay in the U.S. pending..
CBS News - Published

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan testifies before congress

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform.
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Acting defense secretary testifies on border conditions at House panel

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is testifying before the House Oversight Committee about detention centers at the border
CBS News - Published

Acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan faces barrage of lawmaker questions on migrant detention facilities

Acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan will face questions on the separation of migrant families and conditions at overcrowded detention centers.
USATODAY.com - Published

7/17/19: CBSN Evening News

McAleenan blames border crisis on Congress; Wednesday is World Emoji Day
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CBS News goes inside America's largest migrant processing facility

CBS News cameras were allowed exclusively inside the largest migrant processing facility in the country along the southern border. "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell spoke with a mother about..
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Acting DHS chief "worries" about more migrant child deaths

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan spoke to "CBS Evening News" Norah O'Donnell in McAllen, Texas
CBS News - Published

Border agency knew of troubling Facebook posts in 2016: acting secretary

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials knew in 2016 about a private Facebook group where border agents posted racist and misogynistic comments, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. DHS boss orders probe into border agents' 'disturbing' Facebook posts

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's acting secretary, Kevin McAleenan, has ordered an investigation into reports that border patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and..
Reuters - Published

McAleenan Says Arrests of Migrants on Border Expected to Decline by 25 Percent in June

He attributed the drop to Mexico cracking down on undocumented immigrants crossing the border and the expansion of a policy that forces migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are..
NYTimes.com - Published

DHS expects border crossings to drop by 25% in June

The number of illegal crossings would still be too high, but it's a start, said acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan
CBS News - Published

Acting CBP chief to step down amid scrutiny over migrant shelters

Sanders took over for former chief Kevin McAleenan who now heads the Department of Homeland Security
CBS News - Published

Senator Richard Blumenthal grills DHS Secretary on US-Mexico deal

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan questioned in Senate Judiciary Committee on US-Mexico deal. (June 11)  
USATODAY.com - Published

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