Luján Votes to Confirm Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after voting to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security:

“The next Secretary of Homeland Security will be tasked with keeping America safe and restoring trust in the Department, while also responding to urgent foreign and domestic crises. Americans deserve an experienced leader who will bolster our national security, strengthen ports of entry, protect and expand relief for our Dreamers, keep families together, and enact a fairer and more humane immigration system.

“As the first Latino and immigrant to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security, Ali Mayorkas brings an essential perspective to the top of DHS. I look forward to partnering with him on commonsense policies that keep our nation safe and honor American values.” 



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