BREAKING: Trump Selects Wall Supporter Mark Morgan to Lead ICE

President Trump has chosen Mark Morgan to lead ICE.

Mark Morgan formerly was a border patrol chief for Obama and has been a very vocal supporter of the Trump wall.

Daily Caller reported that President Donald Trump announced Sunday that he will nominate Mark Morgan, an Obama-era Border Patrol chief, to be the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Morgan is a former FBI agent who served as the Border Patrol chief for the final months of the Obama administration, but he was removed when Trump took office. Morgan went on to be a vocal supporter of Trump’s border wall and his national emergency declaration.

“I am pleased to inform all of those that 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,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “Mark is a true believer and American Patriot. He will do a great job!”

Mr. Morgan has been a staunch supporter of President Trump’s desire to build a border wall.

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From The Hill 

President Trump announced Sunday that Mark Morgan, who led Border Patrol during the last few months of the Obama administration, will be his new chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“I am pleased to inform all of those that 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,” Trump tweeted.

“Mark is a true believer and American Patriot. He will do a great job!”

Morgan left Border Patrol in late January 2017, one day after Trump signed an executive order to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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In his return to the Trump administration, Morgan will replace former acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello, who resigned earlier this month. Vitiello left his post after Trump announced he wanted to go in a “tougher” direction with the agency.

The announcement comes amid a shakeup in the Department of Homeland Security following the resignation of former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Kevin McAleenan, whom Trump tapped as acting secretary to replace Nielsen, most recently served as Customs and Border Protection commissioner.

The Hill has reached out to ICE for comment.