The president’s nomination of Magnus, who’s overtly homosexual, marks a major shift (to say the least) from former appearing commissioner Mark Morgan, who joined an anti-immigrant hate group because the earlier administration ended.
Biden “selected not a veteran of the company however fairly a progressive police chief who promoted neighborhood policing efforts whereas overseeing departments in Tucson and Richmond, Calif,” the report stated. “Mr. Biden was compelled to decide on him due to these efforts to reform departments, in addition to his latest work policing a metropolis near the U.S.-Mexico border, in line with a White Home official.”
Like The Occasions notes, Magnus was essential of former Lawyer Common Jefferson Beauregard Classes III’s assaults on so-called “sanctuary cities,” penning an op-ed in the newspaper in 2017. He wrote on the time that “Tucson will not be technically a sanctuary metropolis. However we’re near the border with Mexico and take delight in being welcoming to immigrants. But the federal government has warned us that our grants are in peril.”
Magnus warned that “harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and Mr. Classes’s reckless insurance policies ignore a primary actuality recognized by most good cops and prosecutors: If individuals are afraid of the police, in the event that they concern they could develop into separated from their households or harshly interrogated based mostly on their immigration standing, they gained’t report crimes or come ahead as witnesses.”
Before being named to the Biden transition team, Jaddou served as former USCIS chief counsel beneath the Obama administration after which as DHS Watch director, shining a light on USCIS’s radicalization beneath the earlier administration.
In her choice to the transition staff, BuzzFeed Information journalist Hamed Aleaziz had noted it was “an indication that the upcoming Biden admin understands that USCIS will must be an enormous focus—it is much less properly often called ICE however has been remodeled beneath Trump.” I imply, the illegal appointment of anti-immigrant loudmouth Ken Cuccinelli to the company says all of it. And, within the closing weeks of the earlier administration, USCIS was among the many companies ordered to not make any contact with the president-elect’s team.
“Glad to see the Biden Admin appoint extremely certified individuals to get the job completed, particularly @UrJaddou who will convey years of immigration expertise and data of USCIS to #holdUSCISaccountable,” tweeted American Immigration Attorneys Affiliation director of presidency relations Shev Dalal-Dheini. “No shock in any respect that Ur Jaddou (a wonderful selection) shall be main USCIS, however the selection of CBP Commissioner is fascinating,” tweeted American Immigration Council’s Aaron Reichlin-Melnick. “A ‘progressive police chief’ from a border city is a really, very totally different selection than regular.”
Whereas CBP now has a nominated commissioner, The Occasions notes the Biden administration nonetheless has not nominated anybody to ICE, which has not had a Senate-confirmed director because the finish of the Obama administration. The earlier administration’s appearing director, Tae Johnson, was left in that place by the brand new administration.