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Senate Confirms Alejandro Mayorkas as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

December 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the United States Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as the new Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

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

“We congratulate Alejandro Mayorkas on his appointment as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

“With his extensive immigration experience as director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Mayorkas is well prepared for this challenging post.

“Now that DHS has its secretary and deputy secretary in place, it has the leadership it needs as it continues to prioritize a secure border and uphold the laws of this nation of immigrants. As broad, bipartisan immigration reform moves forward in Congress next year, we also look forward to working with this new leadership on implementing a new immigration process.”

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