Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Sarah Saldaña as Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
I applaud the Senate for confirming Sarah Saldaña as Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. With her years of experience enforcing the law – most recently as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas – Sarah is the right person to lead the dedicated men and women at ICE in securing our borders, keeping American communities safe, and upholding our values. Since I took office, illegal border crossings are down and removal of dangerous criminals is up. I’m confident Sarah will help us build on this progress while protecting our country in a smart, effective, and humane way.