DHS selection suggests priority shift to security

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2010, file photo, Jeh Johnson speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. President Barack Obama has chosen former Pentagon lawyer Johnson as the new secretary of the Homeland Security Department. Obama plans to announce Johnson’s nomination Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s selection of a former top Pentagon lawyer to head the Homeland Security Department suggests the agency will be stepping back from its preoccupation with immigration to focus more on protecting the nation from attack.

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