The White House has announced President Joe Biden’s intended nominee for director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Key Points:

  • Biden will nominate Ed Gonzalez for director of ICE.
  • Gonzalez is a career law enforcement professional, currently serving as the Sheriff of Harris County, Texas, the third largest sheriff’s office in the nation. In the position, Gonzalez manages over 5,000 employees in a county with 4.5 million residents. Previously, Gonzalez held various positions in the Houston Police Department and served on the Houston City Council.
  • This nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

Additional Information: The White House announced Biden’s intended nomination for director of ICE Tuesday. Biden announced his intended nominees for other key immigration jobs earlier this month, including Ur Mendoza Jaddou for director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and Chris Magnus for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Biden announced last week that he would nominate Rena Bitter for Assistant Secretary of State, Consular Affairs.

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