WASHINGTON—The White House will nominate two critics of the Trump administration’s border policies to lead key immigration agencies inside the Department of Homeland Security, a White House official said, as a surge of migrants at the southern border has become an early challenge for the Biden administration.
Chris Magnus, the police chief in Tucson, Ariz., will be nominated to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency that oversees the Border Patrol and immigration and customs checks at airports.
Meantime, Ur Jaddou, a longtime Democratic immigration-policy official, will be nominated to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the primary agency in charge of legal immigration as well as refugee and asylum processing.
The two are among a slate of six officials being nominated for posts in the Department of Homeland Security, including the administration’s choice to be deputy DHS secretary, John Tien, who worked at the National Security Council in the Obama White House, where he specialized in policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The nominees also include two senior cybersecurity officials.
Source: WSJ – US News