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US News Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant to head the United States Homeland Security

00:50  24 november  2020
00:50  24 november  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Alejandro N. Mayorkas (born November 24, 1959) is a Cuban -American lawyer who served as the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security from December 23

Mayorkas will be the first immigrant himself to lead the sprawling DHS bureaucracy, whose mission is focused firstly on protecting the His mother was a Romanian Jew who fled to Cuba , and his father a Cuban Jew who brought the family to the United States in 1960 before Mayorkas ’ first birthday.

Alejandros Mayorkas, alors ministre adjoint de la Sécurité intérieure, participe à un festival hispanique le 17 octobre 2015 à New York. © Brad Barket Alejandros Mayorkas, then Deputy Minister of Homeland Security, participates in a Hispanic festival on October 17, 2015 in New York.

Alejandro Mayorkas, chosen Monday by Joe Biden to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is a Cuban immigrant who has already announced his intention to reverse Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policy.

He will be the first Hispanic to lead this sprawling ministry that oversees immigration issues, border police but also emergency response.

Arrived as a baby in the United States with his Romanian Jewish mother who took refuge in Cuba and his Cuban Jewish father, this former federal prosecutor, who calls himself "Ali", has already announced his intention to protect the rights of immigrants that President Donald Trump tried to limit throughout his tenure.

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Alejandro N. Mayorkas (born November 24, 1959) is a Cuban -American lawyer who served as the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the U . S . federal government with responsibilities in public

Former US President Joe Biden, the media's presumptive winner of the 2020 US election, will reportedly nominate ex-Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas as his pick for Secretary of Homeland Security in his anticipated administration.

"When I was very young, the United States was a safe haven for me and my family," Mayorkas tweeted on Monday. "Today, I was appointed Minister of Homeland Security to oversee the protection of all Americans and those fleeing persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones."

Born November 24, 1959 in Havana, Alejandro Mayorkas, knows the DHS well, of which he was Deputy Minister from 2013 to 2016, after having headed the immigration services for four years, where he notably implemented the program. protection DACA, which Donald Trump decided in 2017 to discontinue.

Adopted in 2012, this program is intended to regularize the situation of 700,000 undocumented young people who arrived as children in the United States, most of them from Latin America, and known as "Dreamers" ("dreamers" in French) .

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Alejandro N. Mayorkas (born November 24, 1959) is a Cuban -American lawyer who served as the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security from Dec. 23, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2016.

Alejandro N. Mayorkas (born November 24, 1959) is a Cuban -American lawyer who served as the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security from Dec. 23, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2016.[4] He is a partner in the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr ("WilmerHale"

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to reinstate it as soon as he takes office on January 20.

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"I can't think of anyone more qualified" for this post, said Jeh Johnson, former homeland security minister under Barack Obama, according to whom the credibility of DHS has "taken a hell of a toll correction "for four years.

This ministry was created in 2002 in response to the September 11 attacks to better coordinate the security of the country. With 240,000 employees, it combines 22 federal agencies previously scattered among various ministries, including the Coast Guard, customs, the Secret Service, border guards, the Federal Agency for Emergency Situations, immigration services or again the Transport Security Administration.

The ministry has been largely politicized by Mr. Trump, who notably detained, deported and separated migrant families at the US border.

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in Wilmington, Delaware, selected Alejandro Mayorkas as head of the Department of Homeland Security . A Cuban American lawyer, he is a former deputy secretary at the agency, and if confirmed by the Biden appears set to re-engage the United States in an array of global alliances that Trump

Alejandro N. Mayorkas , a former homeland security deputy secretary and director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, to be the next for California and as a Cuban immigrant would appeal to both the law enforcement officials in the agency and the immigrant communities in the United States .

For the elected Democrat Joaquin Castro, Mr. Mayorkas's mission is therefore to reform the DHS in depth.

"After the cruelty and the damage committed by the Trump administration, Mr. Mayorkas has (...) the experience necessary to carry out much needed reforms", he said.

In addition to the regularization of the "Dreamers", Joe Biden has promised to cancel "from the first day" of his mandate the emblematic migratory decree of Donald Trump, which prohibits the entry into the American territory to the nationals of several countries, in majority Muslims, and considered by his opponents as an Islamophobic measure.

He will ask Congress to pass a law against racist crimes, and he has promised to tackle the measures of detention of asylum seekers and the "scandal" of the separations of families of illegal immigrants on the US-Mexico border .

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