DHS Chief Of Staff Resigns To Pursue New Opportunities

Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff, Karen Olick has abruptly resigned from her position, seemingly out of no where to pursue another opportunity. 

Politico reported,  Jennifer Higgins, the current associate director of Refugee, Asylum and International Operations at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will step in as a temporary chief of staff until a new appointment is made, according to officials in the department. Olick plans to leave DHS at the end of the month.

In an email, Mayorkas told DHS officials that Olick “has decided to resign her position and pursue new opportunities. We are grateful to Karen for her service during the critical first nine months of the new Administration.”

Olick is not the first Biden admin official to resign or consider resigning. Press Secretary Jen Psaki has already announced her future resignation. 

In a fair well not Olick wrote, “Though too often underappreciated by our fellow citizens, I am continually struck by how many millions of Americans sleep in safety every night because so many at DHS do not sleep.” 

Olick’s resignation comes amid several crises that pertain to the Department of Homeland security. 

The Biden Administration continues to show failure at combatting the border crisis. After their failure in Afghanistan, the U.S. may also now be obligated to take in Afghan refugees.