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WASHINGTON (KVEO) — On Wednesday the U.S. Senate received nominations from President Joe Biden, which included Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, according to a White House press release.
Gonzalez was nominated to be assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Gonzalez for director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security.
Gonzalez was elected sheriff in 2016 and was reelected in 2020. Gonzalez holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Houston Downtown, and a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas.
The Sheriff has previously spoken out on immigration reform. In 2019, he tweeted that the U.S. needed “common-sense immigration reform.”
In 2018, Gonzalez tweeted that regardless of political views, families should not be separated.