//Trump admin considering Chad Wolf, an architect of family separation, for DHS chief

Trump admin considering Chad Wolf, an architect of family separation, for DHS chief

Chad Wolf arrives for the State Dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House on April 24, 2018. WASHINGTON — The White House is strongly considering Chad Wolf, the acting under secretary for strategy at the Department of Homeland Security and former chief of staff to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, to head DHS , according to four current and former DHS officials familiar with deliberations on the matter. Wolf is not considered as hard-line on immigration as two other names floated for the job — acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli and acting chief of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan — but internal emails obtained by NBC News show Wolf was an early architect of the migrant family separation policy at the southwest border. As far back as December 2017, when Wolf was acting chief of staff to then DHS Secretary Nielsen, he sent a list of 16 options to curb the number of undocumented immigrants to Gene Hamilton, counselor to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for review. Number two on the list: “Separate family units.” “Announce that DHS is considering separating family units, placing the adults in detention and placing minors under the age of 18 in the custody of HHS as unaccompanied alien children,” Wolf wrote, referring to the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency that would later be called on to shelter more than 2,800 children separated from their parents in 2018. Also included on the list […]

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