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Who Will be the Next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security?

President Trump’s decision on who to nominate for next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security will be crucial.

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Having secured the resignation of pro-mass migration and open borders incumbent Kristjen Nielsen as DHS Secretary, President Donald Trump now stands at a crucial point in executing the ‘America First’ vision of immigration policy he campaigned on in 2016.

Personnel is policy, and it’s absolutely essential that President Trump nominate a candidate for the office that shares his immigration policy views. The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has wide powers over federal immigration policy. Under Nielson, the Department failed to deter record-setting levels of illegal migration across the southern border.

Here’s a look at four potential candidates for President Trump to nominate to the position.

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Kris Kobach

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Kobach is a former Kansas Secretary of State known for advancing bold new ideas to fight back against the illegal immigration epidemic. He’s been mentioned as a potential candidate for an entirely new ‘immigration czar’ position proposed within the Trump administration, thus making him a strong possibility for the DHS vacancy. Kobach has already been brought up as the most obvious slam dunk choice for the President to nominate.

Lee Francis Cissna

Cissna currently serves in the Trump administration as the Director of United States Citizenship and and Immigration Services, a subdivision of DHS. He’s been referred to as one of the few high-level Trump administration officials actively working to advance the ball on the President’s America First immigration agenda, and would potentially be capable of entering the role of DHS Secretary with a familiarity in working within the current federal bureaucratic structure.

Stephen Miller

Miller is a White House Policy Advisor known for his persistence in pushing President Trump to fulfill his pro-American immigration policy promises. He’s been able to outlast other immigration patriots within the White House such as Stephen Bannon, and has become a target of hatred from the progressive left for his drive to implement immigration restrictionism. Miller would possibly be more difficult to confirm in the U.S Senate than some of the other candidates, but has shown a propensity to advance the ball on America First immigration policy even when it’s personally inconvenient. If he left the White House to take the DHS role, it would potentially leave a gaping hole for immigration patriots close the President, but it could be worth the sacrifice.

Jeff Sessions

Sessions’ personal dispute with the President from his tenure as Attorney General is well-known. President Trump was rightly ticked off when Sessions allowed a now-discredited Russia witch hunt to get out of hand by unnecessarily recusing himself from legal oversight. However, it’s not entirely impossible that both Sessions and Trump could look beyond the feud to move forward on the immigration policies both have championed in the past, and Sessions was known for cracking down on sanctuary cities and human trafficking as Attorney General.

President Trump’s selection for DHS Secretary is absolutely essential towards executing his signature campaign policies. Following through on an effective candidate now could make the difference between delivering the immigration agenda Americans were promised in 2016, or more empty bureaucracy that immigration patriots came to expect from Nielsen’s tenure.

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Coronavirus Stimulus Contains Whopping $350 Million Refugee Resettlement Boondoggle

This has nothing to do with the virus, or the economy.

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It appears that a $350 million dollar appropriation for purposes of “Migration and Refugee Assistance” managed to slip inside the coronavirus stimulus package.

Populist commentator Ryan Girdusky first reported on the hidden boondoggle as the legislation was being prepared for a Senate vote Wednesday night. It’s one of several unrelated pork planks in the massive $2 trillion stimulus that was able to slip in without the scrutiny of Republican senators.

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The proposal to enrich refugee resettlement contractors appears to have migrated into the legislation originally introduced by Mitch McConnell from Nancy Pelosi’s rivaling proposal. The Speaker of the House had temporarily derailed the stimulus package by introducing a plan of her own, but from the looks of it, she’s getting a crucial element of the left-wing social agenda Democrats have tried to tie to the stimulus with the refugee resettlement package.

Florida’s Matt Gaetz appears to be one of the few members of Congress to question the totally unrelated refugee giveaway in the moment of legislative urgency.

Nominal charitable and non-profit entities have gamed and rigged the American refugee resettlement process for years, enriching themselves to the tunes of tens of millions of dollars if not more on the taxpayer dime. Migration skeptics have long questioned the utility of such an arrangement, pointing out that spending hundreds millions of dollars to resettle people in the United States could be used to far greater effect in providing relief for displaced peoples closer to their homes countries.

Existing refugee resettlement programs have continued in spite of the raging coronavirus pandemic. More than 3,000 people have been resettled in the United States since January, when the disease began surfacing on the radar of the federal government.

The Washington D.C. Swamp appears to have succeeded in utilizing one of its oldest cards in this instance, attaching a totally unrelated refugee proposal to a sorely needed economic relief package. It’s likely the proposal would have shot down on other circumstances, but congressional Democrats ultimately proved tactful enough to advance their preferred and entirely unrelated special interest in a moment of great legislative urgency.

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