WASHINGTON, DC — FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

“As a bipartisan organization founded by leaders in the business and technology community, FWD.us congratulates Alejandro Mayorkas on this announcement and commends President-elect Biden for this choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. This is welcome news for our country.

“He comes with the deep respect of the business community, national security and foreign policy experts, immigration reformers, and elected officials and career civil servants from across the ideological spectrum. As the former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, he has deep expertise in bringing together bipartisan stakeholders, including to work to modernize our broken immigration system. He has previously been confirmed three times by the United States Senate, and we urge his swift confirmation to ensure there is a Senate-confirmed leader of DHS at this critical time.”