Politics President Donald Trump’s chief of staff informed press reporters that acting Director of the Citizenship and Migration Providers chief Ken Cuccinelli would make an excellent leader for the Department of Homeland Security, following the imminent departure of Kevin McAleenan.
Chief of Staff Mike Mulvaney provided Cuccinelli approval during an afternoon press conference when he was asked if he objected to Cuccinelli getting the task. “What is your objection to his possible visit?” asked the reporter.
” I have none, and I think Ken would be good at the job,” Mulvaney replied, who has been a peaceful and efficient advocate of cheap-labor migration for several years. Under his tenure at the Workplace of Management and Spending plan, for example, Mulvaney’s deputies have actually protected a policy that supplies work licenses to 100,000 spouses of H-1B visa-workers who are waiting on green cards.
Mulvaney’s public endorsement is a partial win for Cuccinelli, who is the top official at the U.S. Citizenship and Migration Services company.
Cuccinelli is reportedly completing for the task against Mark Morgan, who has worked as acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Defense considering that July 5.
Both men have been strong and clear supporters of Trump’s effort to move migration policy in favor of ordinary Americans.
” The president has made clear of the reality that he believes immigration, primarily, is established to work for America– that suggests economically and for the individuals here,” Cuccinelli told reporters at an October 16 press breakfast organized by the Christian Science Display However finding the right balance in between helping Americans workers and American financiers is a constant political problem, Cuccinelli said:
Exists some perfect [balanced] target point in every industry? Maybe there is, but we’re never ever going to be able to understand it. So which side do you err on? And he has consistently emphasized how crucial it is to protect U.S. workers. Now’s he been clear with me, too, and you all have actually heard him say it: he wants to see economic development and dynamism. Which implies, you know, growing business requiring to fill slots. So we’re just in a consistent fight to stabilize those things.
On October 8, Morgan promoted Trump’s broad method to close down migration through Mexico. ” This represents the 4th month in a row of a constant decline in apprehensions; this is an extraordinary achievement,” he said, including”
I’ll provide you an example. Simply 4 brief months back, our everyday apprehensions were close to 5,000[migrants], and today I simply took a look at it on my screen prior to I left my workplace: It is listed below 1,700 We went from over 19,000 people in custody simply four brief months earlier, [down] to less than 4,000[in custody].
Cuccinelli is backed by immigraiton reform groups, according to a Politico report:
Ken Cuccinelli checks 2 boxes for President Trump– design and substance,” stated RJ Hauman, federal government relations director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which has been helpful of Cuccinelli in conversations with the White House. “He’ll effectively handle the sprawling bureaucracy at DHS, push back versus activist judges and, most notably, continue carrying out President Trump’s immigration program.
Cuccinelli’s pro-reform views would doom any chance that he might win the Senate’s confirmation for the task of DHS Secretary. However Trump may attempt to find a legal workaround that would permit Cuccinelli to run the company without getting Senate approval.
Heresy: Migration policy need to help Americans in addition to economy, says USCIS Ken Cuccinelli. Setting the balance is political dilemma, states moderate Ken. That’s a huge modification from the DC estb. which utilizes migration to assist financiers, gov’ t power & Dem votes https://t.co/hh1Q4FHAN4
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) October 17, 2019