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John Kelly joins board of company that houses undocumented migrant children

Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly
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Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly joined the board of Caliburn International, an organization known to operate shelters for unaccompanied migrant children, reports CBS News.

The backdrop: Prior to jumping into the Trump administration in January 2017, Kelly sat on the board of advisors for DC Capital Partners, now the owner of Caliburn. During Kelly's tenure in Trump's White House — first as Secretary of Homeland Security and later as chief of staff — the administration implemented aggressive new immigration enforcement measures. Caliburn International — which owns Comprehensive Health Services, the only private company operating such shelters, per CBS — counts Florida's Homestead facility among its locations, has successfully sidestepped inspections by state child welfare regulators.

Marc Short to become Pence's chief of staff

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Marc Short is set to become Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, according to sources with direct knowledge and first reported by the New York Times.

Why it matters: Short is the only senior official who has left the Trump administration and later returned. He previously served as President Trump's head of legislative affairs before resigning in July to work in the private sector.