Chad Fredrick Wolf (born 1976) is an American government official who was named the acting United States secretary of homeland security in November 2019. The acting secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf will resign Monday, days after criticizing President Trump and had previously said he planned … [17], According to a whistleblower complaint released in September 2020, Wolf ordered DHS's intelligence branch to stop producing intelligence reports on Russian interference in the 2020 election and not to disseminate those reports because they "made the president look bad". [18] He later testified to Congress that his function was to provide information to Nielsen and "not to determine whether it was the right or wrong policy",[18] though he agreed with the decision to end the policy. In November 2020, a federal court ruled his appointment unlawful and overturned a set of his orders as lacking "legal authority". [25][29] But the Trump administration defended his record[18] and privately asked Republican senators not to oppose his appointment. Alejandro Mayorkas, 61, has been nominated to be Biden's secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and would be the first Latino to head the agency. [17], In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded $6,050,000 in contracts to Berkeley Research Group, where Wolf’s wife, Hope Wolf, is an executive, according to a report by NBC News, raising new questions about a potential conflict of interest at the same time Wolf sought Senate confirmation to officially lead the agency. Wolf then became Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Strategy, Plans, Analysis & Risk, a Senior Executive Service position not subject to Senate confirmation. in history. Under the Secretary's leadership, DHS is responsible for counterterrorism, cybersecurity, aviation security, border security, port security, maritime security, administration and enforcement of our immigration laws, protection of our national leaders, protection of critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, detection of and protection against chemical, biological and nuclear threats to the homeland, and response to disasters. "[71] In a Fox News interview on the same day, Wolf claimed it was necessary for the federal government to "proactively arrest individuals". Trump announces plan to nominate Chad Wolf as secretary of Homeland Security. Mayorkas, a former deputy secretary … Citizenship and Immigration Services, FEMA, the Coast Guard, Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, the National … [14] He then transferred to Southern Methodist University, where he earned a B.A. [51] The committee reported his nomination favorably on September 30, but the full Senate took no further action before the end of the 116th Congress. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is stepping down from his post, days after criticizing President Donald Trump over the riot at the U.S. Capitol. national security. Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced his resignation on Monday, citing court battles over the … Downplayed Threats From Russia and White Supremacists, Whistle-Blower Says", "Acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf defies House subpoena to testify", "Acting DHS chief calls on Twitter to "commit to never" censoring content", "The Latest: Acting Homeland Security chief Wolf is resigning", "Chad Wolf resigns as homeland security secretary", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chad_Wolf&oldid=1000176816, Transportation Security Administration officials, United States Department of Homeland Security officials, United States Secretaries of Homeland Security, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 23:46. If confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas would be the first Latino and the first immigrant to become secretary of Homeland Security. Admits Making False Statements in Fight With N.Y.", "New York Amends Dangerous Green Light Law to Cooperate with Federal Law Enforcement on DMV Records", "Federal Agents Unleash Militarized Crackdown on Portland", "Trump's Use of Federal Forces in Portland Draws Comparisons to Gestapo and Secret Police", "Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets", "Homeland Security head visits Portland, calls demonstrators 'violent mob' and defends federal officers", "Oregon outrage: Elected officials blast federal authorities for grabbing protesters off the streets in Portland", "Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn't Have Proper Training, D.H.S. [63] Wolf alleged the protesters were a "violent mob" and "violent anarchists". Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is stepping down from his post, days after criticizing President Donald Trump over the riot. WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told his staff on Monday he was stepping down, the DHS said on Monday, the latest … [71], In a July 21 press conference, Wolf defended the deployment of officers in unmarked military-style uniforms, saying they had identifying numbers on their shoulders. [44][45][46], On August 24, 2020, Trump announced that he would nominate Wolf as the permanent Secretary of Homeland Security. The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United … [21], In March 2017 Wolf became the Transportation Security Administration's chief of staff. Senator Jacky Rosen(D) delayed the nomination to protest poor conditions for children at DHS facilities. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told his staff on Monday he was stepping down, the agency said, a move that comes as his department coordinates security for … [55][56], Wolf maintained a low public profile during the early part of his term, prior to his prominent involvement in the deployment of federal law enforcement forces in Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere beginning in July 2020. Wolf sent a letter to DHS employees Monday afternoon informing them of … The last Senate-confirmed DHS Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, stepped down on April 10, 2019, 469 days earlier.[39]. By Geneva Sands and Priscilla Alvarez, CNN. Why it matters: Word of Wolf's departure comes a week before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and the massive security concerns following the Capitol siege. [15] To avoid confusion with a Master's degree, Villanova University now simply refers to this as a Certificate in Contract Management. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf will step down from his position, Fox News first reported and Axios has confirmed. Wolf sent a letter to DHS employees Monday afternoon informing them of … Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told his staff on Monday he was stepping down, the agency said, a move that comes as his department coordinates security for … Wolf has served as the acting head of DHS since November of last year. Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Johnson On Security Breaches At U.S. Capitol NPR's Noel King talks to former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson about the security failures that led to … Duties and Responsibilities. Unfortunately, … [15] He was nominated in February 2019 to serve permanently in the Under Secretary role,[25] and his confirmation hearing was held that June. Berkeley Research Group did not receive any DHS contracts until Wolf started at the agency as chief of staff for the Transportation Security Administration. [61] New York subsequently changed its law that had prevented sharing of information with federal law enforcement officers to expressly allow for information-sharing of New York Department of Motor Vehicles records "as necessary for an individual seeking acceptance into a trusted traveler program, or to facilitate vehicle imports and/or exports", and the DHS then removed the Global Entry restrictions. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 23 September 2020 | Photo: EFE . [2][63] Agents also used unmarked vehicles to detain and remove protesters, and the protesters later produced several videos showing that the agents did not identify themselves as law enforcement, although DHS said the agents identified themselves. The Secretary of Homeland Security leads the third largest Department of the U.S. government, with a workforce of 229,000 employees and 22 components including TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. [20], In 2013 he received a Master Certificate in government contract management from Villanova University. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf is resigning, he said in a letter to the department that was obtained by CNN. [76], In September 2020, Wolf defied a subpoena to testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security. He has to control the borders of the country to ensure that no illegal entry of aliens is taking place. [13] He graduated from Plano East Senior High School and then attended Collin College on a tennis scholarship. Memo Said", "Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted unauthorized photographs of federal courthouse in Oregon", "Trump's Actions in Portland Mesh With His Political Message", "Acting DHS, CBP heads defend federal officers in Portland: 'We will not retreat, "DHS Chief Says His Federal Agents Are 'Proactively' Arresting People In Portland", "Operation Diligent Valor: Trump showcased federal power in Portland, making a culture war campaign pitch", "D.H.S. [70], Tom Ridge, the first head of DHS, sharply criticized the deployment, saying, "The department was established to protect America from the ever-present threat of global terrorism. [9][8][10][7], Chad Fredrick Wolf was born to Cinda Thompson Wolf in Jackson, Mississippi. The Biden transition team announced his nomination today. www .dhs .gov. On January 12, Acting Secretary Gaynor issued a memorandum expanding the period of the 59th Presidential Inauguration National Special Security Event to begin on January 13, 2021. [77], In October 2020, Wolf sent Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a letter calling on him to "commit to never again censoring content" on Twitter. He concurrently served as Acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Strategy, Policy, and Plans. [14][15][16], Wolf worked as a staffer for Republican Senators Phil Gramm, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and then Chuck Hagel, for whom he worked for two and a half years. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is stepping down from his post, days after criticizing President Donald Trump over the riot. CNN's Gloria Borger and Dana Bash discuss with Wolf Blitzer. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., bashed the outgoing acting secretary, citing the timing of the decision and … For the average citizen, it looks like the military is being used to suppress American citizens. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told his staff on Monday he was stepping down, the agency said, a move that comes as his department coordinates security for the Jan 20 presidential inauguration and after a deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. [50] On September 23, 2020, Wolf appeared before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Wolf be… [58][59][60] The move prompted the state of New York to sue the administration. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press office said Wolf would leave his post at 11:59 p.m. on Monday. [35] He was sworn in as Acting Secretary the same day. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf To Resign “I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration,” he wrote in a letter to colleagues. His appointment was ruled unlawful in November 2020. [5][6] In spring 2020, Wolf, communicating through White House national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien, allegedly ordered the former head of DHS intelligence Brian Murphy to focus his reports on Iran and China. [40][47][10] Wolf was expected to continue to serve as Acting Secretary during the confirmation process, as his acting appointment was made under the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and not the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, which prevents most nominees from simultaneously acting in the same position. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is stepping down, Fox News has learned. [78], On January 11, 2021, Wolf resigned following the January 6 attack on the capitol, to take effect that evening, with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor as his replacement. Citizenship and Immigration Services, FEMA, the Coast Guard, Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, and the Science and Technology Directorate. [11][12] He grew up in Plano, Texas. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told his staff on Monday he was stepping down, the agency said, a move that comes as his department coordinates security for … Chad F. Wolf, the acting secretary for the Homeland Security Department, resigned on Monday, just nine days before he was expected to help coordinate the security … By Nick Visser. On that basis, the court issued an order barring the enforcement of rules Wolf had created. On January 11, then-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf approved a Strategic Action Plan that details DHS’s efforts to confront the full spectrum of Chinese threats to the Homeland. [17], The fact that he had previously lobbied for the National Association of Software and Services Companies, which was in favor of the H-1B visa program, led to criticism from groups favoring more restrictive immigration policies. [17], From October 2005 to 2016, Wolf was Vice President and Senior Director at Wexler & Walker,[15][16] a now defunct lobbying firm. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Monday became the latest Cabinet official to step down following last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. [74] Wolf was also reported to have a good relationship with White House advisor Stephen Miller. [64][65] Legal observers called this "abduction" and "kidnapping". The internal message he sent to staff at the department starts with the words "Dear colleagues". [48][49] On September 10, 2020, the nomination was formally submitted to the Senate. [62], In July 2020, Wolf sent federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear to Portland, Oregon, where they used tear gas on protesters. 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[22] He also testified that he was not involved in the initial development of the policy by the Executive Office of the President and the Attorney General; this statement was disputed based on internal documents. New York is suing", "Global Entry to stay banned for NY until state grants access to DMV database, says DHS secretary", "Homeland Security Dept. [31][34], Wolf was confirmed as Under Secretary on November 13, 2019, on a 54–41 vote. He is the third Cabinet secretary to leave the … Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced his resignation on Monday, citing court battles over the … Chad Wolf is resigning as the acting secretary of Homeland Security, he said in a letter to the department Monday obtained by CNN. [57], In February 2020, Wolf announced that the Trump administration was revoking New York residents' ability to participate in Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler programs, in response to the state's "sanctuary" immigration policies, which DHS said jeopardized the government's ability to effectively vet travelers. A member of the Republican Party, Wolf previously served in several positions in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including as chief of staff of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and chief of staff to DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Chad F. Wolf, the acting secretary for the Homeland Security Department, resigned on Monday, just nine days before he was expected to help coordinate the security … Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf will step down from his position, Fox News first reported and Axios has confirmed. He has the overall responsibility of ensuring the effectiveness of the department against terrorist activities in the country. He was nominated in February 2019 to serve permanently in the Under Secretary role, and his confirmation hearing was held that June. [73], In July 2020, The Washington Post reported that Trump had told his aides that he liked Wolf more than his predecessors because his predecessors pushed back on Trump's expansive view of federal power. Biden Choses Alejandro Mayorkas As His Secretary Of Homeland Security President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security… Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has resigned from the Trump administration effective at 11:59 p.m. on January 11. [17], In 2018 Wolf became DHS's chief of staff under Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. I … … "Effective at 11:59 p.m. today, I am stepping down as your Acting Secretary. Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf will resign on Monday, a senior official said, days after he criticized US President Donald Trump over the Capitol riots last week. [66] Oregon Governor Kate Brown called the actions an "abuse of power" and accused Wolf of "provoking confrontation for political purposes". Published 11 January 2021 . Comments - Opinion. The Acting Secretary released a statement on the National Special Security Event designation for the inauguration of President-elect Biden. Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf speaks during a press conference on the actions taken by Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security … Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf will resign on Monday, a senior official said, days after he criticized US President Donald Trump over the Capitol riots last week. The United States secretary of homeland security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the federal department tasked with ensuring public safety in the United States.The secretary is a member of the Cabinet of the United States.The position was created by the Homeland Security Act following the attacks of September 11, 2001. [52], On January 3, 2021, Wolf's nomination was resubmitted to the 117th Congress, but on January 6, it was formally withdrawn,[53][54] reportedly around one hour after Wolf called upon Trump to denounce the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol. [59] In July 2020, lawyers for the Trump administration informed the court that DHS officials had made false statements to justify excluding New York residents from the Trusted Traveler programs, admitting the inaccuracies "undermine a central argument" in their case. 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