Ed Gonzalez, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has removed himself from consideration for the post.

Key Points:

  • Biden nominated Gonzalez, the Sherriff of Harris County, Texas, more than a year ago, on April 27, 2021. The Senate never voted on his nomination.
  • Gonzalez said he reached his decision to withdraw after “considering whats best for our nation, my family, and the people of Harris County.”

Additional Information: ICE is the U.S. government’s primary immigration enforcement agency. It has not had a Senate-confirmed director since the Obama administration. The agency is currently led by acting Director Tae D. Johnson, who previously served as ICE’s deputy director. BAL will monitor White House communications for an announcement of a new nominee and will provide information as it becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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