President Obama announced today that he plans to nominate John Morton to be assistant secretary of homeland security
for immigration and customs enforcement (ICE). Morton is a longtime Justice Department official and current acting deputy assistant attorney general of the criminal division. Esther Olavarria
, a Senior Fellow and Director of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, is Obama's pick for deputy assistant secretary of homeland security for policy.
Olavarria, in particular, signals a major change for DHS.