DHS Secretary Accused of Leaking ICE Deportation Plans to Foil Operation: Report

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Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan has been accused by his colleagues of leaking information to foil illegal immigrant deportation attempts.

President Donald Trump announced last week that he would begin deporting illegal immigrants from the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was set to begin removing people in the country illegally, but the plan hit a snag when the Washington Post reported on the agency’s plan.

The Post listed the 10 cities the agency planned to hit and the number of illegal immigrants that were expected to be deported. The report sourced an anonymous official within the agency.

Now, a report from the Washington Examiner shows that many within the agency believe it was McAleenan himself who leaked the information.

One unnamed official told the Examiner that McAleenan had dragged his feet on the deportation operation “for months.”

“I know he has not approved of this operation for months. The president wouldn’t leak that. ICE wouldn’t leak that. There’s only a few people involved in these discussions … The only one who could have shared the details of those operations were Kevin.”

An additional official confirmed to the Examiner that McAleenan “was not supportive” of the deportation plan “from day one.”

The officials claimed McAleenan was opposed to the deportation plan because he feared backlash from those who oppose deportations.

An official told the Examiner that the acting secretary “cares more about what liberals and ‘Never Trumpers’ in Congress and the media think of him the achieving the express mission of his department.”

While McAleenan’s guilt has not been confirmed, one official noted that whoever leaked the information knowingly put ICE agents at risk by leaking the plan.

“Leaking the locations and details to stop the operation from happening not only harmed operational integrity, but it put the safety and well-being of his own officers in jeopardy,” an official told the Examiner.

Still, it isn’t clear who leaked the report.

For now, the deportation plan has been put on hold as President Trump seeks a deal with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to change U.S. asylum laws in hopes to prevent future illegal immigration.

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Otis
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If he’s a leaker, slap some Depends on his ass and remove him to Nome.

Screwtape
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So far the evidence against him is circumstantial and hearsay BUT McAleenan has all the earmarks of a Leftist deep-state mole.

Born in the People’s Republic of Hawaii, educated in MA and the Obozo’s U. of Chicago*, he’s only had five years NOT working for the government.

Matthew Dell
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Matthew Dell

Seriously, let’s wait and have some FACTs about who gave out this information before lynching a man who may not be guilty. In my experience, the rush to judgment is often wrong and likely being pushed by the actual guilty party…

Ronda Cearley
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Ronda Cearley

I hope he catches some charges! This crap is getting old! Put him under the jail!

CJordan
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CJordan

My fiance received texts warning of the upcoming mass deportations just a few days ago..It detailed what to do if ICE knocked on your door and who to contact you to protect you from deportation. It named how many, locations and when it would begin….way too much info!

SueZan Stutts
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SueZan Stutts

And how soon will he be removed from his position!!!??? THIS cannot stand!

t smith
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t smith

put him to work at the border in a diaper…. you want to act like a baby then we will accommodate you.

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