Biden’s nominee to be ICE director withdraws from consideration – #information
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez mentioned he has withdrawn from consideration to be the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, greater than a 12 months after he was nominated by President Biden to the publish.
Gonzalez tweeted on Monday that he “arrived at this choice after prayerfully contemplating what’s greatest for our nation, my household, and the folks of Harris County.”
“I’m grateful to President Biden for the consideration of nominating me, and I want this administration effectively because it strives to beat the paralyzing political gridlock that threatens way over our nation’s border,” Gonzalez mentioned within the assertion on social media. “Frankly, the dysfunction threatens America’s coronary heart and soul.”
Gonzalez, the sheriff of Texas’s largest county, famous that his nomination has stalled for over a 12 months and that the U.S. Senate hasn’t confirmed an ICE director because the Biden administration.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., raised issues about Gonzalez’s nomination in March over home abuse allegations towards the sheriff and known as on Democrats to delay the vote.
Gonzalez’s withdrawal comes amid a surge of migrants crossing the southern border. Customs and Border Safety counted a report 239,416 migrant encounters in Could, eclipsing the earlier report of 235,478 encounters in April.