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The former White House officially sworn in as DHS secretary

WASHINGTON – Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in as the next Homeland Security secretary.

The ceremony took place at the White House Wednesday. Journalists were not invited to document the occasion.

Nielsen says in a statement that its “a great honor to serve” in the role.

She says that the country faces “a complex of threats that is constantly evolving” and that she does her utmost to ensure that the Department meets the threats of today and tomorrow.”

Nielsen previously worked as deputy White House chief of staff and as a former DHS Secretary John Kelly ‘ s No. 2 at the department.

Secretary Elaine Duke, is serving as acting secretary since Trump tapped Kelly to be chief of staff.

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