"I have not seen a more dangerous threat to democracy than the invasion of the Capitol," Attorney General Merrick Garland said.
“We are rebuilding the system as we address the needs of vulnerable children who arrive at our borders," said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration at the border is "difficult" but that the administration is "tackling it.”
The Biden administration is turning to the federal agency for help amid an influx of migrant children at the border.
Joe Biden's pick for secretary held high-level jobs at the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration.
The national security nominees are Washington veterans with ties to the Obama administration, a sign of Biden’s effort to resume some form of normalcy.
The president-elect also nominated Avril Haines to serve as the director of national intelligence. She would be the first woman to do so if confirmed.