Houston-area sheriff is named to lead immigration agency

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Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a Texas sheriff is selected to lead ice president Joe Biden has nominated Harris County Texas sheriff ed Gonzalez to be director of U. S. immigration and customs enforcement the agency has operated without a Senate confirmed leader since twenty seventeen ice has more than twenty thousand employees and an annual budget of eight billion dollars good solid whose jurisdiction includes the Houston metropolitan area was a sharp critic of former president Donald trump's hardline immigration policies after his election in twenty sixteen consults with drew Harris County from a federal partnership that authorizes sheriff's deputies to enforce immigration laws Mike Rossi Washington

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