Biden’s Nominee to Head ICE Opposed ICE Raids, Didn’t Like Reporting Illegal Immigrants to Feds

Biden’s Nominee to Head ICE Opposed ICE Raids, Didn’t Like Reporting Illegal Immigrants to Feds


Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who opposed Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids to deport illegal immigrants with removal orders during the Trump administration, is President Joe Biden’s pick to head up ICE.

According to his office website, Gonzalez, a Democrat, was first elected in 2016 and reelected in 2020. He served on the Houston City Council after spending 18 years with the Houston Police Department.

In a news release Tuesday, the Biden White House praised Gonzalez as a “lifelong Houstonian” who worked his way up through the ranks of the Houston police and successfully jumped into politics.

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“Voters elected Sheriff Gonzalez to a second term in 2020 when he earned the highest vote total of any candidate on the countywide ballot,” the news release stated.

“The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is the largest Sheriff Office in the State of Texas, and the third-largest nationally. Sheriff Gonzalez leads upwards of 5,000

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