CLINIC Applauds Mayorkas Nomination

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Today, President-elect Biden made history, nominating the first immigrant to head the Department of Homeland Security. Alejandro Mayorkas has deep experience in immigration policy and administration, having led U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama Administration.

Following is a quote from Anna Gallagher, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.:

"CLINIC applauds the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security. There is much work to be done to remake U.S. immigration policy to support inclusion and welcoming. From our years working with Mayorkas at USCIS and DHS, we know that he shares CLINIC’s vision of the United States as an inclusive democracy that recognizes the God-given humanity of all people."