“Senate confirms Trump's border chief”

The Hill

“The Senate on Monday [March 19] easily confirmed President Trump's pick to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 

“Senators voted 77-19 to confirm Kevin McAleenan to be commissioner of the agency, with most Democrats joining Republicans to help approve his nomination. 

“McAleenan has been fulfilling the role in an acting capacity, putting him at the heart of the fight over Trump's border wall and push to crack down on illegal immigration. 

“…McAleenan's nomination has been in limbo for more than a year. 

“McAleenan has held a number of positions at CBP, including serving as the deputy commissioner, where he developed strategies that ‘protect the Nation’s borders from terrorism, and attack transnational criminal networks, while ensuring the flow of legal commerce and travel,’ according to a White House press release from when he was nominated last March.”

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