The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as President Biden’s homeland safety secretary, making him the primary immigrant to carry the place — regardless of opposition from plenty of Republicans to his nomination.

Mayorkas, a former head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and deputy Homeland Security secretary, was confirmed 56-43.

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He takes management of the division at a time when it faces the problem of the continued menace of violence within the wake of the Jan. 6 riots in Washington D.C., as properly as the implementation of sweeping immigration modifications by the Biden administration.

Last month, DHS applied a 100-day moratorium on deportations of unlawful immigrants, nevertheless it was instantly hit by a authorized problem from Texas. Biden has ended the Trump-era journey bans and stopped development of a border wall. He has additionally proposed an immigration invoice that might grant authorized standing and a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of unlawful immigrants.

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Mayorkas served as head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from 2009 till 2013, after which he was picked to be deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

During the Obama administration, he was a key determine within the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shielded unlawful immigrants dropped at the U.S. as kids from deportation.

Homeland Security Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

Homeland Security Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas testifies throughout his affirmation listening to within the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool through AP)

The committee held a affirmation listening to for Mayorkas final month, however fast passage was delayed by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who cited Biden’s immigration plan as a cause for imposing the hurdle.

Other Republicans issued different objections to Mayorkas, together with a 2015 inspector normal report that discovered Mayorkas intervened to assist international buyers within the EB-5 visa program who have been related to high Democrats.

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In one case, Mayorkas “pressured staff” to expedite the assessment of a Las Vegas resort and on line casino funding on the request of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in accordance with the inspector normal report from 2015.

GOP Senate chief Mitch McConnell referred to as Mayorkas an “ethically-compromised partisan lawyer” who abused his energy in the course of the Obama administration and urged colleagues to vote towards him.

“As a high-ranking official in the Obama administration, Mr. Mayorkas did his best to turn U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS] into an unethical favor factory for Democratic Party royalty,” McConnell, R-Ky., stated. 

Earlier Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised Mayorkas’ {qualifications} and the history-making nomination. 

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“Mr. Mayorkas’ qualifications are unassailable: he is a seven-year veteran of the DHS and has already been confirmed by this chamber three—three—times,” Schumer stated. “Like most of President Biden’s Cabinet nominees, his nomination is also history-making: He will be the first Latino and first immigrant to hold the top job at DHS.”

Mayorkas’ probabilities of getting confirmed have been helped by help from previous DHS officers, together with those that served within the Trump administration.

“I do think he’s qualified,” former appearing DHS Secretary Chad Wolf instructed ABC News. “Are his views and his policies the one that I would have picked? Probably not. But that’s not to say he’s not qualified, just like I’m sure he would say, my views and policies are not his liking either.”

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz and Evie Fordham contributed to this report.