WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The U.S. Senate Tuesday afternoon voted to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security.
Mayorkas will become the first Latino and immigrant to hold the position. He served as deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under President Barack Obama.
Mayorkas is expected to lead a task force to reunify families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the previous administration.
Reuters contributed to this report