The White House announced that President Biden will nominate Ed Gonzalez, a sheriff from Texas and critic of the Trump administration’s deportation policies, to lead ICE. ICE has not had a permanent leader since 2017, with six acting successors never receiving confirmation from the Senate. DHS Secretary Mayorkas said of Gonzalez, “With a distinguished career in law enforcement and public service, Sheriff Gonzalez is well-suited to lead ICE as the agency advances our public safety and homeland security mission.” Biden has vowed to reform ICE, specifically by directing the agency to prioritize deporting recent border crossers, those with aggravated felonies, and those who pose a threat to national security.

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Biden nominates Texas sheriff to lead ICE