Washington, D.C.– Latino Victory Fund President & CEO Nathalie Rayes issued a statement following Alejandro Mayorkas’ confirmation as Secretary of Homeland Security.
“Secretary Mayorkas’ confirmation sends a signal that the Senate is ready to fix our broken immigration system, and shift the Department of Homeland Security’s priorities to reflect our country’s support for fair and compassionate immigration policies. Secretary Mayorkas is highly qualified to lead DHS after years of working in the agency during which he led efforts to implement DACA. His experience as an immigrant who fled Cuba with his family to seek refuge in the U.S. provides a much-needed viewpoint in DHS leadership. We congratulate Secretary Mayorkas for his history-making confirmation.”
The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee with the mission of growing Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government – from the school board to the Senate to the White House.