Alejandro Mayorkas was confirmed to serve as secretary of Homeland Security, putting him in charge of carrying out Biden’s immigration agenda and covering national security concerns. The Senate backed Mayorkas in a 56-43 vote. Mayorkas will be tasked with reuniting families separated at the southern border under the Trump administration. As part of his new duties, Mayorkas will also review the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols program that has forced tens of thousands people to remain in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed.

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Mayorkas confirmed as secretary of DHS.