DHS Chief of Staff Resigns to ‘Pursue New Opportunities’

The Department of Homeland Security’s chief of staff to embattled Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas “has decided to resign her position and pursue new opportunities.”

Mayorkas announced the resignation of Karen Olick and said that Jennifer Higgins, associate director of Refugee, Asylum and International Operations at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will step in to be his chief of staff in the interim when Olick officially leaves at the end of the month, Politico reported.

“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 wrote in a farewell message, according to the report.

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