The holdover official responsible for implementing former President Barack Obama's failed "Countering Violent Extremism" policy at the Department of Homeland Security finally resigned just before DHS Secretary John Kelly departed for the White House.
George Selim headed the now-defunct CVE program which tried to offer federal support and legal autonomy to Islamic political groups if they redirected Islamic immigrants and youths away from Islamic militancy and jihad. His resignation spotlighted Kelly's decision to replace Obama's failed policy with more direct government involvement in Islamic communities. Kelly may use his new White House job to make his anti-jihad strategy a government-wide policy.
"On Friday [July 28], Secretary Kelly accepted the resignation of George Selim, a dedicated career professional who served at DHS under three presidents, beginning with President Bush in 2005," said a statement from acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke. She continued: