Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen leaving job

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen arrives to testify to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her job, amid growing frustration by the administration over the number of southern border crossings.

Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will become the acting head of the sprawling department of 240,000 people. McAleenan is a longtime border officer, reflecting Trump’s immigration priorities.

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