President Donald Trump Announces His Pick To Lead ICE

President Donald Trump Announces His Pick To Lead ICE
Mark Morgan served as the chief of the U.S. Border Patrol under the Obama administration, and he's a vocal supporter of a border wall.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced that he has chosen the former chief of U.S. Border Patrol, Mark Morgan, to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Morgan worked with the Border Patrol during the last months of Barack Obama's presidency and resigned in January 2017. He went on to become a vocal supporter of the Trump administration's proposed border wall.

President Trump wrote in a tweet: "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." He called Morgan a "true believer" and an "American Patriot."

The president's announcement comes just weeks after the previous nominee for the position, Ron Vitiello, was pulled out of consideration. President Trump said at the time that he had changed his mind on Vitiello because he wanted to take his immigration policy in a "tougher direction."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.