Biden to Nominate Texas Sheriff Who Criticized Trump-Era Policies to Lead ICE

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Joe Biden will nominate a Texas sheriff who criticized Trump-era immigration raids to lead the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, the White House said on Tuesday. Biden will tap Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a veteran law enforcement officer and Democrat who has served since 2017 as sheriff of the most populous county in Texas, the White House said. In a July 2019 Facebook post, Gonzalez said he opposed sweeping immigration raids after former President Donald Trump, a Republican, a month earlier posted to Twitter hyperbolically that ICE would begin deporting “millions of illegal aliens.” “‪I do not support ICE raids that threaten to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom do not represent a threat to the U.S.,” Gonzalez wrote. “The focus should always be on clear & immediate safety threats.” Gonzalez has sought to limit ties between local police and federal …

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