Thomson ReutersJuly 25, 2013 17:33
By Deborah Charles
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a confirmation hearing on Thursday boycotted by Republican senators, President Barack Obama's nominee for deputy homeland security secretary denied allegations he abused his current government position to help politically connected companies.
Alejandro Mayorkas, currently director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, appeared before a Senate committee just days after reports he was being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General.