Trump removes Secret Service director

Secret Service director Randolph

One Secret Service source described Murray as a "good pick".

CNN is reporting that Trump has ordered White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to fire United States Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles, just one day after the president dismissed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

The Secret Service director reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned on Sunday amid growing pressure from the President.

Alles' departure comes at a time of high turnover across the department which began last week when Trump withdrew his Immigration and Customs Enforcement director's nomination to stay on permanently. She added Alles will be "leaving shortly".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said James Murray, a career Secret Service agent, will take over the Secret Service in May.

On March 30, a Chinese woman named Yujing Zhang, 32, who reportedly possessed four cellphones, a laptop, a hard drive and a thumb drive, which contained "malicious malware", passed security checkpoints at the resort and reached the main reception, then was arrested at Mar-a-Lago resort. "Very happy with them".

Following Ms Nielsen's resignation, Mr Trump announced the head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Kevin McAleenan, would become the acting secretary.

NBC News also reported that there could be additional ousters, but did not confirm which officials could be fired. The Associated Press reported that Nielsen had been frustrated with the difficulty of getting other departments to help to deal with the growing number of families crossing the border.

The President in recent weeks empowered Stephen Miller to lead the administration's border policies "and he's executing his plan" with what amounts to a wholesale decapitation or the Department of Homeland Security leadership, the official says.

L. Francis Cissna, director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, and department General Counsel John Mitnick also are expected to be out of their jobs soon, CNN reported.

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