Friday, February 20, 2009

New Immigration Leaders in DC

The changing of the immigrtaion guard in Washington, D.C. continues.  DHS Secretary Napolitano has been on board for a while.  The Washington Post now reports that

"Immigrant advocates say the White House and the Department of Homeland Security have nearly finalized their choices to lead two major immigration agencies. For DHS assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, all signs point to John T. Morton, a career Justice Department official who has overseen complex immigration and terrorism cases -- most recently as chief of the Domestic Security Section. For Citizenship and Immigration Services, . . . Maryland Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez appears to be the pick. Perez, a key player in Obama's transition, was a top official in the Justice Department under President Bill Clinton."

Earlier this week, it was reported that U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) would be the new chair of the U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, taking the reigns from Senator Edward Kennedy who held the position for 28 years.


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