President Trump is expected to announce Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, according to a White House official. Acosta, the dean of the law school at Florida International University, is a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida and previously served on the National Labor Relations Board. He would be the first Latino appointed to Trump’s Cabinet.
Trump’s announcement comes a day after the previous labor nominee Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration amid growing resistance from Senate Republicans who were concerned about his lenient stance on immigration and the revelation that he once hired an undocumented immigrant in his home.
This is a developing story. It will be updated.