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Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña to Lead ICE

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WASHINGTON- Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Dallas prosecutor Sarah Saldaña as head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the second largest federal law enforcement agency after the FBI. In response, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement:

“Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been without a presidentially appointed leader for more than 16 months – that is far too long, particularly considering the challenges we face along our borders,” said Chairman Carper. “Sarah Saldaña will provide the leadership our country needs in this critically important and particularly challenging position. Ms. Saldaña is a respected member of the law enforcement community who comes highly recommended, with bipartisan support. Thankfully, Ms. Saldaña has graciously stepped up to the plate to assume this demanding appointment. She undoubtedly has a tough job ahead of her, but I believe that she is up to the task.”

President Obama also issued a statement following the confirmation, saying “Sarah is the right person to lead the dedicated men and women at ICE in securing our borders, keeping American communities safe, and upholding our values. Since I took office, illegal border crossings are down and removal of dangerous criminals is up. I'm confident Sarah will help us build on this progress while protecting our country in a smart, effective, and humane way.”

The Senate confirmed Saldaña by a vote of 55 to 39.

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