Deatails Why Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning as DHS secretary Reveled

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is reportedly about to resign.

According to two sources that spoke with CBS News, Nielsen is meeting with President Trump in the evening Sunday and is expected to submit her resignation.

The Washington Examiner has not independently verified the report.

The stunning development comes after top officials at the Department of Homeland Security, including Nielsen, were caught off guard by the White House’s sudden move Thursday night to pull the nomination of Ronald Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

She accompanied Trump when he visited a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, Calif., on Friday.

Nielsen has overseen DHS for roughly 16 months, leading the Trump administration’s immigration efforts and push to build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico barrier.

Nielsen has been on the outs with Trump in the past. In November, the Washington Post reported Trump informed advisers that he was ready to oust Nielsen within days, despite opposition from then-White House chief of staff John Kelly, due to frustration with her performance.

Democrats have previously called for Nielsen to resign for a hard-line immigration policy that resulted in migrant family separations.

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