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Border Apprehensions: Nielsen and York Times

border apprehensions: She told the president her team was doing everything it could, but the president was left unconvinced, according to Vancouver Courier. The episode, first reported by The New York Times, left Nielsen on the verge of resignation, according to the paper, which also said Nielsen, the former deputy White House chief of staff, had drafted but not submitted a resignation letter. Trump, who has grown increasingly frustrated by a spike in border apprehensions and legal setbacks, blamed Nielsen Wednesday for failing to do enough to stop them, according to people familiar with the exchange.article continues below Trending Stories Hector Bremner remains defiant, will seek re-election in October Nielsen, one person said, tried to explain the issues were complex and that the department's powers were limited by a slew of legal restrictions. The department pushed back against that Security spokesman Tyler Houlton said in a tweet that, The nytimes article alleging that the Secretary drafted a resignation letter yesterday and was close to resigning is false. Nielsen did not deny the meeting had grown heated in a statement Thursday evening, but said she shared the president's frustrations. The secretary, he added, was hard at work Thursday on the President's security-focused agenda and supporting the men and women of DHSgov. ( As reported in the news.