Friday, October 18, 2013
Immigration Impact reports that President Obama reportedly will nominate Jeh Johnson, a former top Pentagon lawyer, as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He will replace former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, who resigned to become president of the University of California system. The Daily Beast reports that Johnson was a key part of many sensitive national security and counterterrorism policies, such as ramping up the drone program and the repeal of the Defense Department’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The Daily Beast adds that officials do not expect his nomination to be controversial.