Monday, November 17, 2008

New Secretary for DHS

Not much speculation has risen about Barack Obama's choice for the new secretary for the Department for Homeland Security. Still a new agency and beset by organizational problems, its mandate is immense, covering such a wide berth of responsibilities as seaport security and building "the fence". While the president elect had address a few specifics during the campaign, immigration was somewhat neglected. Eventually Obama will get around to immigration reform, but the choice of a new secretary will signal his priorities for the new agency and how far back behind economic recovery he pushes it. Still some things he can due early by executive order -- like slowing down the fence or stopping factory raids. (See Washington Post article.)

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