ICE chief resigns 2 weeks after appointment announced

ICE chief resigns 2 weeks after appointment announced

Immigration
and
Customs Enforcement’s acting
director,
Jonathan
Fahey,
has
resigned,
the
agency
confirmed
to
Fox
News
Wednesday.

It’s
unclear
why
Fahey
resigned,
but
his
departure
comes
just
two
weeks
after
Department
of
Homeland
Security
leadership
reportedly
told
staff
he
had
replaced
his
predecessor,
Tony
Pham.
His
official
title
was
“senior
official
performing
the
duties
of
the
director.” 

Fahey’s
resignation
is
just
one
of
many
that
have
occurred
since
last
week’s
riots
on
Capitol
Hill.
Earlier
this
week,
Fahey’s
former
boss,
Acting
Homeland
Security
Secretary
Chad
Wolf,
announced
he
would
resign.

“Unfortunately
this
action
is
warranted
by
recent
events,
including
the
ongoing
and
meritless
court
rulings
regarding
the
validity
of
my
authority
as
Acting
Secretary,”
Wolf
said.


ACTING
DEPARTMENT
OF
HOMELAND
SECURITY
SECRETARY
CHAD
WOLF
STEPPING
DOWN

Fahey
did
not
immediately
respond
to
Fox
News’
request
for
comment.

His
agency
served
as
one
of
the
primary

and
most
controversial

conduits
for
President
Trump’s
immigration
agenda.
Trump on
Tuesday
visited
the
southern
border
wall
in
what
was
seen
as
an
attempt
to
salvage
his
legacy
amid
backlash
over
the
riots
on
Capitol
Hill
on
Jan.
6
following
a
rally
by
his
supporters,
who
believe
baseless
claims
that
the
2020
presidential
election
was
stolen
from
him. 

The
riot
came
after
the
president
spoke
at
the rally
that
day,
telling
supporters
that
he
would
“never
concede.”

Trump’s
remarks
came
ahead
of
a
joint
session
of
Congress
to
certify
the
results
of
the
presidential
election.
As
members
of
the
House
and
Senate
raised
objections
to
certain
electoral
votes,
both
chambers
called
for
a
recess
and
left
their
chambers
as
pro-Trump
protesters
breached
the
Capitol
building.

Congress
later
returned
and
certified
the
Electoral
College
vote
early
Thursday,
formally
giving
Joe
Biden
his
presidential
victory.


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A
week
later,
on Wednesday
afternoon,
House
Democrats
had
impeached
Trump
with
the
help
of
10  Republican
members. 

According
to
ICE’s

website,
Fahey started
with
DHS
in
March
2020
as
a
senior
advisor
for
immigration
policy
in
the
Office
of
Policy.

Sam
Dorman
is
a
reporter
with
Fox
News.
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him
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