Nominee for ICE Director Withdraws Citing Delays

Confirmation stalled in Senate for almost a year

Ed Gonzalez, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, withdrew from the nomination on Monday. He submitted a formal letter to the president on Sunday, where he lamented the stall of his Senate confirmation process and voiced his commitment as sheriff of Harris County in Texas. Harris County covers the city of Houston, which has seen a strong uptick in crime in the last few months.

“More than a year has passed since the president nominated me for this important position, which has not had a Senate-confirmed director since the Obama administration,” Sheriff Gonzalez stated. “All this leads me to the unavoidable conclusion that in 2022, I must devote my full, undivided attention and energy toward fulfilling the duties that the people of Harris Country elected me to perform.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president as he and his administration as a new nominee is considered for the position.
  • For Acting Director Johnson as he currently fills the senior leadership role at ICE.
  • For Sheriff Gonzalez as he focuses on his duties in Harris County.

Sources: AP, Reuters


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