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Grassley: 'I'm gonna have to accept' Trump changes at Homeland Security

Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOn The Money: Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi bullish, Trump tempers optimism | Analysis: Nearly 1M have run out of jobless benefits Grassley: Voters should be skeptical of Biden's pledge to not raise middle class taxes GOP to Trump: Focus on policy MORE (R-Iowa) told reporters Wednesday he will “have to accept” if President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE purges leadership at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

"I know the president's goals on immigration are the same as mine, pretty much the same as mine I would say, and that the president's gotta have people in place who will do his job, and since his goals are the same as mine I'm gonna have to accept it,” Grassley said, according to CNN.

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In the wake of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenWatchdog finds top DOJ officials were 'driving force' behind Trump's child separation policy: NYT More than million in DHS contracts awarded to firm of acting secretary's wife: report DHS IG won't investigate after watchdog said Wolf, Cuccinelli appointments violated law MORE’s resignation Sunday, Trump has reportedly given more policy influence to adviser Stephen Miller, who, with an eye on more hardline immigration policies, is reportedly pushing to also oust Lee Cissna, head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, head of policy and strategy at USCIS. Both are former Grassley staffers.

Earlier this week, Grassley expressed concern over the reports.

“I know Cissna well. I know Kathy Kovarik well. They’re qualified people. They are good for the president,” the Iowa Republican said at the time. “I heard that they were going to be dismissed, and that irritates me.”

On Wednesday, Grassley said he thinks the White House is seriously considering Cissna’s dismissal.

"I don't know whether I'll be satisfied or not when it's all done, but I'm beyond the point of considering whether or not I'm going to be satisfied,” he said, CNN reported.

Grassley told reporters in a separate conversation he had been told Cissna would remain at DHS in some capacity.