Former Marine General who headed Southern Command in Central America to head DHS

NY Times:

Retired General Is Choice for Homeland Security Chief

Gen. John F. Kelly had a 40-year career in the Marine Corps, and in 2010, his son was killed while leading a platoon in Afghanistan.

The appointment was welcomed by advocates of immigration enforcement policies.
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Gen. Kelly has often warned about threats coming from south of the border. In 2014 testimony, he told Congress about the coming illegal-alien border surge and cautioned that smugglers could move terrorists across the border in addition to drug and migrants. He called out the Iran-funded terrorist group Hezbollah, in particular, as having links with smugglers, and suggested that weapons of mass destruction could be brought across the border. In 2015 testimony Gen. Kelly said, “The border is, if not wide open, then certainly open enough to get what the demand requires inside of the country.”

In an interview with Defense One he said, “In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and [illegal alien] flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance. Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree.”
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Gen. Kelly is another excellent appointment by President-elect Trump.

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