Global

Trump Explodes at Staff for Not Deporting Immigrants Faster

Trump Explodes at Staff for Not Deporting Immigrants Faster

Homeland Security spokesman Tyler Houlton said in a tweet that, "The @nytimes article alleging that the Secretary drafted a resignation letter yesterday and was close to resigning is false".

A White House source, who requested to be anonymous, confirmed the incident and said the argument was "heated and angry". Nielsen was tapped to be secretary after serving with current White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly.

White House Chief of Staff In In tune on immigration: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, and US President Donald Trump.

"We should fold all of the TPS people that have been here for a considerable period of time and find a way for them to be on a path to citizenship", Kelly, one of President Donald Trump's top aides, said in an interview.

Nielsen, in a statement on Thursday, said she shared Trump's frustration that "existing loopholes and the lack of Congressional action have prevented this administration from fully securing the border and protecting the American people".

At the meeting, Trump railed against her for failing to stop illegal border crossings.

Hawaii residents shaken by tremors, brace for new lava outbreaks
Lava flows from the volcano, one of five on the island, have buried an area about 125 square kilometers, according to the USGS. On May 3, the Kilauea volcano erupted forcing almost 2,000 people out of their homes and destroying dozens of buildings.

During the meeting, Trump blamed Nielsen for what he said was her failure to secure US borders, the newspaper cited the officials as saying. He repeatedly claimed credit for the fact that during his first year in office, illegal border crossings dropped to their lowest levels in decades.

Nielsen viewed the president's rant as directed mostly at her, and she told associates after the meeting that she should not continue in the job if he did not view her as effective, according to reports. But this year, they have risen again. Nielsen countered Trump's admonishment, stating that she was following the law as it was intended.

Hard-liners on immigration say Mr. Trump's anger is partly explained by a suspicion inside the West Wing that Ms. Nielsen, who served on the Homeland Security Council in the George W. Bush administration, is not sufficiently committed to Mr. Trump's agenda of tougher immigration policies.

Trump won the 2016 election largely on his promise to crack down on illegal immigration and build a wall that would totally shut down the flow of immigrants. "I share his frustration", Nielsen said, according to CNN. At the meeting, both Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried in vain to explain to Donald Trump that the federal government can not completely shut down the border.

During those discussions, officials had presented Trump with a list of proposals that would help border agents crack down on people crossing the border illegally and send them back more quickly.

Trump believes Nielsen and other DHS officials are resisting directives that parents be separated from their children when families cross illegally into the United States, to deter them from entering, the newspaper said, citing the officials.


  • China is conducting trials of an aircraft carrier of its own design

    China is conducting trials of an aircraft carrier of its own design

    China's state media says the country's first domestically-built aircraft carrier has started sea performance tests. It is China's second aircraft carrier following the purchase of the Soviet-built Liaoning from Ukraine in 1998.
    Trump Says Drug Ads Should Reveal Costs

    Trump Says Drug Ads Should Reveal Costs

    Health Secretary Alex Azar said the Food and Drug Administration would immediately examine requiring that information in TV ads. Drug companies spent $229 million on lobbying since the beginning of 2017, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
    FCC: Net neutrality rules ending in June

    FCC: Net neutrality rules ending in June

    However they are not alone as many tech companies have since stepped forward announcing their support for net neutrality. Unfortunately, manufactured controversy often gets more attention in Washington than real solutions.
  • Oil prices rise after Trump pulls out of Iran deal

    Oil prices rise after Trump pulls out of Iran deal

    Yet analysts say Saudi Arabia would like to keep prices rising ahead of the IPO of its state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco. Strong crude gains on Wednesday drove up prices of petrochemical feedstock naphtha in Asia to a fresh four-year high .
    It Turns Out Thanos Is A Bit Too Powerful In Fortnite

    It Turns Out Thanos Is A Bit Too Powerful In Fortnite

    The new mode aptly titled Infinity Gauntlet allows players to control Thanos once they locate the Gauntlet on the map . Thanos has the power of telekinesis, superhuman strength, telepathy, stamina, and durability just to name a few.
    Huddersfield safe as Spurs seal Champions League spot

    Huddersfield safe as Spurs seal Champions League spot

    Son Heung-min's low cross teed up Kane to open his body and curl home his 39th goal of the season into the top corner. Spurs were stumbling towards the line and this was another nervy night as Newcastle were not lying down.
  • Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack, claimed by Islamic State

    Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack, claimed by Islamic State

    Paris police tweeted that the attack occurred Saturday evening in the 2nd arrondissement or district of the French capital. Local police said four people were wounded and one victim was killed in the attack near the city's famed Opera Garnier.
    Google updates Privacy Policy ahead of GDPR

    Google updates Privacy Policy ahead of GDPR

    As such, many companies are reformatting or in some cases rewriting their policies to bring them into compliance with the new law. Google now has a GitHub project which aims to make it easy for seamless transfer of your data from Google to another provider.
    Mets Bat Out Of Order Against Reds

    Mets Bat Out Of Order Against Reds

    There was just one problem: On the lineup card given by the team to the umpires, Cabrera was listed as batting second, not third. The Mets have lost 16 of 23 following an 11-1 start, falling into fourth place in the NL East. "It probably cost us the game".
  • Pompeo promises North Korea future 'brimming with prosperity' if it denuclearises

    Pompeo promises North Korea future 'brimming with prosperity' if it denuclearises

    Seoul had previously said it sufficiently confirmed the women's free will in escaping from the North and resettling in the South. North Korea has accused South Korea of abducting the 12 women who were working in China and demanded their return.
    This Is How Ayew Borther's Swansea City Can Escape Relegation

    This Is How Ayew Borther's Swansea City Can Escape Relegation

    Swansea City are 17th on log sheet with 33 points minus 27 goals, while Southampton are 16th with 36 points minus 18 goals. Swansea's manager Carlos Carvalhal can only hopes the champions have one more exceptional 90 minutes in them.

    Arab League Secretary Stresses Need to Review Iran Nuclear Deal

    President Donald Trump abandoned a nuclear deal with Iran and announced the "highest level" of sanctions against the OPEC member. The JCPOA is working - that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S.