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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 09:53 PM

Biden administration fires most Homeland Security Advisory Council members

Source: Washington Post

Biden administration fires most Homeland Security Advisory Council members

By Maria Sacchetti and Nick Miroff
March 26, 2021 at 7:14 p.m. EDT

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas fired most members of the departmentís independent advisory council on Friday, a purge that included several allies of former president Donald Trump and veteran officials who served under both parties.

Former Department of Homeland Security officials and advisory board members who worked under Democratic and Republican administrations said they could not remember so many members being dismissed at once, as the general practice of past administrations was to allow appointees to serve out their terms before replacing them.

The council is unpaid and includes leaders from state and local government, law enforcement, the private sector and academia who advise the agency on issues such as immigration, terrorism, crime and national disasters. Members serve one- to three-year terms and meet about four times a year.

The removal of more than 30 board members comes as the Biden administration tries to rid the department of Trump-era policies and practices, especially on immigration, and as it has struggled to shelter and care for an unprecedented number of migrant children and teenagers who have arrived at the southwest border without their parents.

DHS officials said Mayorkas would conduct an assessment of the council and reconstitute it with bipartisan members who better reflect the diversity of the United States and the people DHS serves. Mayorkas said he plans to retain Chairman William Bratton, the former police commissioner in New York and police chief in Los Angeles, and Vice Chair Karen P. Tandy, a retired administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. William H. Webster, former director of the FBI and the CIA, will remain the councilís chair emeritus.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/homeland-security-advisory-council-fired/2021/03/26/bbbf6a28-8e3f-11eb-9423-04079921c915_story.html

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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 10:12 PM

1. One BY ONe

Social Security and USPS next. Thank you PJB.

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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 10:34 PM

2. It's just like celebrating New Year. Out with the old and in with the new!

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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:36 AM

3. Spring cleaning

Will probably run well into the summer or early fall

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