April 11, 2019: Ronald D. Vitiello, the Acting Director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau (ICE) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), plans to resign soon. Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned as the DHS Secretary yesterday, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, announced Vitiello’s resignation yesterday, April 10, 2019. It was not immediately clear who would succeeds Vitiello. "During his tenure leading ICE, Ron has been an unwavering advocate for the dedicated men and women who enforce our immigration laws and protect our nation from the illegal entry of drugs, human trafficking, transnational criminals, counterfeit goods, and so much more," Nielsen said in a statement on her own final day as Secretary. "On behalf of DHS I want to thank Ron for his service and dedication, and I wish him the very best in this next chapter of his career." Vitiello, 55, has previously worked as the ICE Deputy Director; the Acting Deputy Commissioner of DHS’ Customs and Border Protection Bureau (CBP) in 2017 and 2018; and the Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol in 2017.