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The ‘Acting’ Heads of the Trump Administration: Threats to Our Democracy

With many high-ranking positions that lack Senate approval under the Trump administration, their actions can be damaging to our democracy. But what authority do they have over us?

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Chad Wolf — Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Chad Wolf via Department of Homeland Security

Kevin Cuccinelli — Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Kevin Cuccinelli via the United States Department of Homeland Security

Mark A. Morgan — Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Mark A. Morgan via United States Customs and Border Protection

Matthew Albence — Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Matthew Albence via United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Derek Benner — Acting Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Derek Benner via United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The Overreach of Power in the Executive Branch

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