Sarah Saldaña Confirmed as Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña as director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

After the confirmation, Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement:

“We congratulate Sarah Saldaña on her confirmation as the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her experience in the federal government and as a U.S. Attorney will help her tackle the daily challenges of the job.

“At this pivotal moment for our immigration system, the Department of Homeland Security finally has filled its key leadership positions. We look forward to working with Ms. Saldaña, especially on ending detention of families, expanding alternatives to detention and implementing smart new enforcement priorities.”