Elaine C. Duke was sworn in today as the seventh Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, following her confirmation by the U.S. Senate. In this capacity, she will serve as the chief operating officer for the Department.
Today, the president appointed Mr. Thomas D. acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Today, retired Marine Corps General John F. Kelly was officially sworn in as the fifth Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Kelly took the oath this evening after the Senate voted to confirm him. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Kelly now leads the third largest federal department in the United States that includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the United States Secret Service.