New acting US security chief

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US President Donald Trump announced Friday that a senior department official, Chad Wolf, would become the nation´s new acting homeland security chief, a role at the center of his crackdown on undocumented immigration. Asked to confirm rumours that Wolf, a department undersecretary, would assume the role, Trump told reporters: “Well he´s right now acting and we´ll see what happens. We have great people in there.” Trump announced the resignation of his current acting secretary, Kevin McAleenan, three weeks ago, marking the latest departure in a long list of top officials to leave his administration. “As the president has said, Kevin McAleenan has done a tremendous job. He´ll be leaving after Veterans Day and after he departs, Chad Wolf will serve as acting secretary in the interim,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said. — AFP