Reid Statement on the Departure of DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Washington D.C – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to the announced departure of Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas:

“Ali Mayorkas has served our country dutifully and worked every day to protect the innocent and most vulnerable.

“As director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, he worked to fix our immigration system. He played a vital role in implementing President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) so families would not be needlessly torn apart. Ali has worked to safeguard our country’s border and keep our immigration system accountable.

“I am grateful for Ali’s service and wish him and his family the best.”