Trump taps Retired General Kelly to lead Homeland Security: statement

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Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday formally announced Retired General John Kelly, a 45-year military veteran, as his choice to lead the Department Of Homeland Security.

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Trump's transition team said in a statement that Kelly would "spearhead��the urgent mission of stopping illegal��immigration��and securing our borders" as well as streamline the Transportation Security Administration and improve ties between U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)