If Julie Myers is confirmed as expected as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Homeland Security Department, one of her top priorities - and major challenges - will be repairing the agency's financial integrity.
Federal auditors have singled out the agency's financial management problems as particularly troublesome in the last year.
Myers told senators at her Sept. 15 nomination hearing that fixing ICE's financial management will be paramount among her concerns. Myers said the problem stretches back to ICE's creation in March 2003, when it was cobbled together from remnants of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and Customs Service. She said ICE was shortchanged in those early days of Homeland Security.