DHS adding public advocate for immigration agency

ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Published:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department is creating a public advocate for its immigration enforcement agency.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton says the agency's first public advocate will be Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, a senior ICE adviser.

Lorenzen-Strait is a lawyer who has been with ICE since 2008. He will work with advocacy groups and the public at large to explain changes to immigration enforcement and answer questions about policies.

Morton says Lorenzen-Strait's new role is one more change the agency has made to improve how it operates.