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Trump nominates Nielsen as DHS secretary

Nielsen was officially nominated today. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

President Trump announced his nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as Secretary of Homeland Security Thursday. "It's hard to imagine a more qualified candidate for this critical position," Trump said.

Nielsen said, if confirmed, she'll focus on securing U.S. borders and the years-long recovery processes following the natural disasters that have recently hit the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.