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Donald 's hardline immigration aide Stephen Miller is dating Mike Pence's 27-year-old new press secretary Pence has hired Katie Waldman to serve as his new press secretary She succeeds Alyssa Farah, who is now Pentagon press secretary  Waldman has worked for two GOP senators, including Sen. Martha McSally She also defended the administration's controversial child separation policy while serving as deputy press secretary at Department of Homeland Security 

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:14 BST, 19 September 2019 | Updated: 18:52 BST, 19 September 2019

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Vice President Mike Pence unveiled a new press secretary Thursday.

Katie Waldman previously defended the administration's controversial child-separation policy for the Homeland Security Department, and reportedly has a personal connection to Donald aide Stephen Miller. 

Waldman, 27, served as the deputy press secretary for Homeland Security under Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. 

During heated debates earlier this year, Waldman said the administration 'never had a blanket policy of separating families in custody,' but also acknowledged: 'We are saying of course separations occurred — but not at the rate of "thousands" they are claiming.' 

New role: Katie Waldman, 27, takes over after the president has provided assurances that Pence will be his running mate in 2020

Waldman worked on Capitol Hill and for the Trump administration

New role: Katie Waldman, 27, takes over after the president has provided assurances that

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