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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Who Is Kevin McAleenan, The Upcoming Leader Of Homeland Security?

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Kirstjen Nielsen will officially vacate her position atop the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, leaving Kevin McAleenan as the acting head.

President Donald Trump, frustrated over the growing immigration crisis on the U.S. southern border, accepted Nielsen’s resignation after meeting with her at the White House on Sunday. The president went on to announce that McAleenan, the current commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will be taking over her position in an acting capacity.

Who is McAleenan and how will he likely manage the surge of illegal migrant crisis?

The soon-to-be DHS chief touts nearly two decades of experience working in immigration enforcement. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, McAleenan worked for some time as an attorney in California. The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, however, prompted him to apply for the FBI, but he ended up working in what is now CBP.

He quickly moved up the ranks under both the Bush and Obama administrations.

McAleenan was the port director for the Los Angeles International Airport and he served as the executive director of CBP’s anti-terrorism office. He was appointed by President Barack Obama as deputy commissioner of CBP in 2014, and he was awarded the Presidential Rank Award, the highest civil service prize, in 2015.

The former California lawyer impressed those leading Trump’s presidential transition team, with Trump promoting McAleenan to acting CBP commissioner in the onset of his administration in January 2017. The Senate confirmed him as the official CBP chief in March 2018 by an overwhelming 77-19 vote.

While he is well-liked by members of both parties and considered more of a technocrat rather than an ideologue, McAleenan also has been behind a number of Trump’s more hardline immigration policies.

The 47-year-old defended the agency’s implementation of a practice known as “metering,” which puts a limit on the number of foreign nationals who can enter a port of entry each day and request asylum. McAleenan’s agents were involved in the controversial policy that separated migrant children under the president’s “zero policy,” which has since been disbanded. His agents were also involved in the controversial shooting of tear gas onto migrants trying to pass the U.S.-Mexico border.

McAleenan’s upcoming promotion means he will soon be managing not only CBP, but also Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Several people have been floated around as possible permanent picks for the DHS position, such as former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Deputy CBP commissioner Robert Lopoez is expected to replace McAleenan as head of the agency, but a CBP spokesman was not able to confirm this to The Daily Caller News Foundation in time for publication of this article.

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