The full Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Senate action confirming the nomination of Elaine C. Duke to the second-in-command position at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) occurred on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The Senate confirmed the nomination by a vote of 85-14. Duke will be sworn into office by Vice President Pence later today.
From an immigration perspective, the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security oversees the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Immigration Statistics, and Office of Policy components of the Department.