Mayorkas Confirmed As Secretary of Homeland Security

On February 2, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as the next Secretary of Homeland Security by a vote of 56 to 43. He was sworn in later that day, DHS has a lead role in enforcing the majority of immigration-related laws through its sub-agencies, including US  Citizenship and Immigration Services and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.