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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns

President Trump announced on Twitter Sunday evening that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned.

In a separate tweet, Trump said Kevin McAleenan, the current commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will serve as acting DHS secretary. About an hour later, Nielsen confirmed the news in a tweet of her own, saying she submitted her resignation to Trump on Sunday afternoon and felt it was the "honor of a lifetime to serve with the brave men and women" of the department.

Nielsen stepped into the role in December 2017, and has become the public face of the Trump administration's immigration policies, including separating undocumented migrant children from their families.