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Statement on Jeh Johnson’s Nomination As Secretary of Homeland Security

October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this afternoon, President Obama formally announced Jeh Johnson’s nomination as the next Secretary of Homeland Security.

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

“Jeh Johnson is primed to take over one of the most challenging jobs in Washington.

“Should he be confirmed, he’ll immediately be thrust into a position of enforcing a broken immigration system until immigration reform passes.

“We look forward to working closely with him on streamlining our immigration laws and border security enforcement efforts – and eventually collaborating with him on the future implementation of immigration reform legislation.”

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