President Trump on Monday formally nominated Ronald Vitiello to guide Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Vitiello has been appearing director of the federal immigration company since June 30, when it was introduced he would function deputy director of ICE amid the departure of former appearing director, Thomas Homan.
Vitiello beforehand served because the appearing deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Safety.
“The women and men of ICE are among the many most devoted and honorable legislation enforcement professionals within the nation,” Vitiello stated in a press release to Fox Information following Monday’s announcement.
“I’m honored to guide them as they proceed to hold out their sworn mission to faithfully implement our nation’s immigration and customs legal guidelines and shield the homeland,” Vitiello added.
Vitiello began his profession with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1985, the place he labored alongside the southern border close to Laredo, Texas, earlier than happening to carry numerous management roles on the federal legislation enforcement company in each Texas and Vermont.
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In 2010, he was appointed by former President Barack Obama as deputy chief of the Border Patrol and served as appearing chief of the company from 2015 to 2016.
Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stated Monday that since he took on his ICE roles in June, Vitiello “has made clear his dedication” to the company, and that his “management expertise, mixed with the distinctive perspective that comes from greater than 30 years in legislation enforcement, makes him particularly certified to carry this vital place.”
Fox Information’ Andrew Reilly contributed to this report.