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Trump Has Replaced The Director of Immigration Enforcement

The announcement came just hours after Trump sacked acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
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Trump Has Replaced The Director of Immigration Enforcement

President Donald Trump has removed the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The Department of Homeland Security announced late Monday that Daniel Ragsdale has been replaced by Thomas Homan. The department gave no reason for the switch.

Ragsdale's stint as director started on Inauguration Day. According to a tweet from ICE, Ragsdale will stay with the agency as deputy director.

As for the new guy — Homan has been the director of ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations since 2013. He led efforts to "identify, arrest, detain and remove illegal aliens."

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he's confident Homan will be a "strong, effective leader" for ICE.

The shakeup came just hours after Trump sacked acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Yates sent out a letter saying the Justice Department would not defend Trump's executive order that bars anyone from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Trump said Yates "betrayed" the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce the order.