Friday, December 4, 2020
Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), brings a "fair and commonsense approach" to immigration and a proven track record of working with state and local law enforcement officials to craft policies, making him an apt choice for the job, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo writes for Fox News. As a high-ranking immigration official during the Obama administration, "He championed smart border security and enforcement approaches that cut through bureaucratic red tape while ensuring the safety of all Americans. … It’s clear that Mayorkas understands that an immigration policy designed to create fear and chaos is not only dangerous for immigrants and their families, but also for communities as a whole. … Immigrants must feel comfortable speaking with local officials and seeking help in emergencies."