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Trump Urged Homeland Security Official to Close Border Despite an Earlier Promise of a Delay

President Trump last week privately urged Kevin McAleenan, the border enforcement official he was about to name as acting secretary of homeland security, to close the southwestern border to migrants despite having just said publicly that he was delaying a decision on the step for a year, according to three people briefed about the conversation.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
The New York Times
Topics: 
Donald Trump
Immigration
Border Wall
Congress
Author Info: Maggie Haberman, Eric Schmitt, Annie Karni
Teaser Text: 
President Trump last week privately urged Kevin McAleenan, the border enforcement official he was about to name as acting secretary of homeland security, to close the southwestern border to migrants despite having just said publicly that he was delaying a decision on the step for a year, according to three people briefed about the conversation.
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