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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) head nomination subject to approval from the US Senate

Biden nominates Texas Sheriff to lead ICE. Sheriff Gonzalez has been serving since 2017.

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▪ President Biden nominated Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) force on April 27, 2020.

▪ Ed Gonzalez has been the sheriff of Harris County since 2017.

▪ Shortly after induction, Gonzalez withdrew Harris County participation in the ICE program that trained officers to identify inmates who qualify for deportation.

▪ Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated, “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. I hope the Senate will swiftly confirm Sheriff Gonzalez to this critical position.”

▪ The nomination is pending approval from the US Senate.

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