Senate Confirms Mayorkas as DHS Deputy Secretary

WebFollowing the confirmation of Jeh Johnson as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary on Monday, the Senate approved Alejandro Mayorkas as DHS deputy secretary on Friday by 54 to 41. Mayorkas has served as the director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services since 2009. During his tenure at USCIS, Mayorkas was responsible for the successful implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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