ICE chief resigns 2 weeks after appointment introduced
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s performing director, Jonathan Fahey, has resigned, the company confirmed to Fox Information Wednesday.
It is unclear why Fahey resigned, however his departure comes simply two weeks after Division of Homeland Safety management reportedly informed employees he had changed his predecessor, Tony Pham. His official title was “senior official performing the duties of the director.”
Fahey’s resignation is only one of many who have occurred since final week’s riots on Capitol Hill. Earlier this week, Fahey’s former boss, Performing Homeland Safety Secretary Chad Wolf, introduced he would resign.
“Sadly this motion is warranted by current occasions, together with the continuing and meritless courtroom rulings concerning the validity of my authority as Performing Secretary,” Wolf mentioned.
ACTING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY CHAD WOLF STEPPING DOWN
Fahey didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
His company served as one of many main — and most controversial — conduits for President Trump’s immigration agenda. Trump on Tuesday visited the southern border wall in what was seen as an try and salvage his legacy amid backlash over the riots on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 following a rally by his supporters, who imagine baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.
The riot got here after the president spoke on the rally that day, telling supporters that he would “by no means concede.”
Trump’s remarks got here forward of a joint session of Congress to certify the outcomes of the presidential election. As members of the Home and Senate raised objections to sure electoral votes, each chambers referred to as for a recess and left their chambers as pro-Trump protesters breached the Capitol constructing.
Congress later returned and licensed the Electoral Faculty vote early Thursday, formally giving Joe Biden his presidential victory.
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Every week later, on Wednesday afternoon, Home Democrats had impeached Trump with the assistance of 10 Republican members.
In accordance with ICE’s web site, Fahey began with DHS in March 2020 as a senior advisor for immigration coverage within the Workplace of Coverage.