10/12, 1:56 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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McAleenan steps down as US acting homeland security secretary

Kevin McAleenan (pictured) has decided to step down as United States acting homeland security secretary, President Donald Trump announced.

"Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down. Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector," Trump tweeted and noted he will appoint a new acting secretary next week. "Many wonderful candidates!" the US president added.

McAleenan has served as the acting homeland security secretary since April following the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen.

Breaking the News / NP