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Biden nominates Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who opposed ICE raids, to head agency

ICE arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is licensed under Flickr Public Domain
President Biden has nominated Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- a pick who opposed ICE raids to deport illegal immigrants during the Trump administration.

The White House announced Tuesday that Biden has nominated Gonzalez, who is currently the sheriff of Harris County, Texas, after being re-elected in 2020. Before that, he served 18 years with the Houston Police Department until 2009, where he was on a hostage negotiation team and in the homicide division. He went on to serve on the Houston City Council before becoming sheriff.

As sheriff, he opposed operations by ICE to locate and deport illegal immigrants across the country. The raids, which picked up more than 2,000 illegal immigrants, were opposed by Democrats and many immigration activists. 
ICE arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is licensed under Flickr Public Domain