The American Jewish Congress sent an official letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs calling for the quick confirmation of Secretary-designate Alejandro Mayorkas.

The American Jewish community is deeply concerned about the current situation in the country, from the continuing pandemic to political paralysis to rising Antisemitism. There is a need for strong security support for the Jewish community at both our physical institutions and in the public realm.

Secretary-designate Mayorkas is supremely qualified for the position, having served as Deputy Secretary in the Obama Administration, and is ready to advance the mission of the department on day one. This moment calls for effective leadership and we believe that, due to his record of success and commitment to the Jewish community, Secretary-designate Mayorkas can deliver results. Read the full letter here.

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