Sheriff Ed Gonzalez appears before Senate in ICE director confirmation hearing

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WASHINGTON (KTRK) -- Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez is different measurement person to heading up Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security.

Gonzalez is appearing earlier the U.S. Senate Committee connected Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Thursday.

The panel, composed of 14 members, is the main oversight committee for the Senate and has superior work for the Department of Homeland Security.

Gonzalez, a lifelong Houstonian, was nominated for the relation successful April by Pres. Joe Biden.

He was re-elected for a 2nd word arsenic sheriff successful 2020, but is presumed to beryllium moving into the Biden medication to tackle his caller relation arsenic ICE's caller chief, depending connected however proceedings successful Washington go.

The video supra is from an April 2021 study erstwhile Biden's nominations were archetypal announced.

The Senate committee is besides acceptable to see the information of Robert L. Santos to the station of U.S. Census Bureau director.

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Gonzalez was archetypal elected connected Nov. 8, 2016 and past sworn successful arsenic the 30th sheriff of Harris County.

Harris County boasts the largest sheriff's bureau successful the authorities of Texas, and the third-largest nationally. Gonzalez leads upwards of 5,000 employees to support the county's 4.5 cardinal residents.

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Gonzalez began his instrumentality enforcement vocation arsenic a civilian worker successful the Houston Police Department, wherever helium aboriginal became a constabulary serviceman and roseate to the fertile of sergeant. He served connected the elite hostage dialog squad and was assigned to the Homicide Division arsenic an investigator.

After serving 18 years with HPD, Gonzalez retired successful 2009 to service 3 presumption connected the Houston City Council representing District H.

He was elected by his peers successful 2010 to service arsenic Vice Mayor Pro-Tem and was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem successful 2012 by then-Mayor Annise Parker.

Gonzalez holds a bachelor's grade successful transgression justness from the University of Houston-Downtown and a master's grade from the University of St. Thomas.

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