Immigration Reform – 15 Vacancies in the Department of Homeland Security…Will It Affect You?

ByPhillip Kim

Immigration Reform – 15 Vacancies in the Department of Homeland Security…Will It Affect You?

Will you be affected by the vacancies in the DHS? It was just announced that there will be 15 vacancies in September. This can have a large impact on immigration reform since top leaders are leaving. If you’d like to learn more, here’s some quick information from Lisa Barron of Newsmax.

Vacancies at DHS Could Impact Immigration Reform

The Department of Homeland Security, the largest agency in the federal government, soon will have at least 15 vacancies in top posts once Secretary Janet Napolitano leaves in September.

Lawmakers are concerned not only about the departure of Napolitano, but also of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton and other directors of various immigration departments, according to The Washington Times.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul of Texas told the Times that Napolitano’s departure “is a substantial addition to the growing list of unfilled key leadership positions within the department, and the administration should move swiftly to fill the gaping holes in its management.”

But as Congress continues to work on overhauling the immigration system, Morton’s departure is drawing the most attention. Once he leaves, immigration enforcement efforts will be without top leaders not only at ICE but also at Customs and Border Protection and at Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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