“The president called Ms. Nielsen at home early in the mornings to demand that she take action to stop migrants from entering the country, including doing things that were clearly illegal, such as blocking all migrants from seeking asylum. She repeatedly noted the limitations imposed on her department by federal laws, court settlements and international obligations. Those responses only infuriated Mr. Trump further.” NYT: Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary. (Homeland Security doesn’t equal job security.)

+ “Trump told aides last fall that he wanted to fire Nielsen … She appeared to regain her footing after U.S. Border Patrol agents used tear gas to repel a large crowd attempting to break through a border fence — the kind of ‘tough’ action Trump said he wanted.” Trump keeps pushing legal boundaries — and 10 other takeaways from Kirstjen Nielsen’s ouster. (The border Americans should be worried about is between right and wrong.)

+ NBC News: “President Donald Trump has for months urged his administration to reinstate large-scale separation of migrant families crossing the border, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of meetings at the White House. Trump’s outgoing Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, resisted — setting her at odds with the president.” Meanwhile, Nielson now has put together quite the résumé.

+ CNN: “The President in recent weeks empowered Stephen Miller to lead the administration’s border policies ‘and he’s executing his plan.'” Trump is removing US Secret Service director. (And in the time it took me to type that blurb, the move is official.)