November 23, 2020

Biden picks Cuba-born immigrant to lead Homeland Security

Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Joe Biden signalled a sharp reversal Monday from Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies with the choice of Cuba-born Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security.The former federal prosecutor ran US immigration services and then was DHS deputy secretary in the Obama-Biden administration.Most notably Mayorkas, who turns 61 on Tuesday, oversaw the implementation of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, meant to offer a way to citizenship for millions of longtime US residents who entered the country illegally.Under Trump …


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