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DHS Secretary Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas Questioned by Senate Panel

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DHS Secretary Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas Questioned by Senate Panel

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, told the U.S. Senate panel of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that he will work with both parties to secure the homeland, with his first commitment to executing Biden’s homeland security policies. The senators questioned Mayorkas about a variety of issues including border security, cybersecurity, and the threat from China. Questions from the Democrats mainly focused on the response to the pandemic and on domestic terrorist threats from white supremacist groups, while Republicans focused on immigration policy and border security. Mayorkas was asked multiple questions by Republicans about border security and his stance on immigration, to which he responded with praise for Biden’s plans to reform the asylum system. “President-elect Biden is committed to presenting Congress on day one with a permanent solution and immigration reform bill and I would be privileged to serve as …

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