Senate confirms Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security


WASHINGTON, D.C. — This evening, the United States Senate voted to confirm Jeh Johnson as the new Secretary of Homeland Security.

After the confirmation, Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement:

“We congratulate Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on his appointment to one of the most challenging jobs in Washington.”

“He comes into the position at a crucial time for immigration: tasked with enforcing a broken system while we wait for Congress to move forward on immigration reform.”

“We look forward to working with him on enforcing a secure border, extending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, streamlining our immigration system and eventually implementing broad, bipartisan immigration reform.”

“The coming year stands to be a blockbuster year for immigration. We congratulate Secretary Johnson, and we look forward to working together.”