Biden selects architect of DACA to lead DHS

Posted on AllSides November 24th, 2020
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Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homland Security, Joe Biden, DACA

Presumed President-elect Joseph R. Biden said Monday he wants Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Homeland Security Department, tapping an Obama-era mainstay who helped create the DACA program that protected “Dreamers,” but was also part of the team that expanded family detention.

Mr. Mayorkas, born in Cuba, would be the first Hispanic person and first immigrant to head the department, created in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

He brings extensive experience at DHS, having served as chief at the legal-immigration agency and then deputy secretary for the entire...

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