Key member of White House immigration team retiring: report

President Joe Biden leaves Statuary Hall of the U.S Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 after giving remarks to mark the one year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol.
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Esther Olavarria, the deputy director for immigration of the Biden administration’s Domestic Policy Council (DPC), is retiring from her position. 

A White House spokesperson confirmed Olavarria’s pending departure from her position to Politico and CNN.

“I could not be more grateful for Esther Olavarria’s myriad contributions to the Biden-Harris Administration, particularly her work to reverse the cruel and reckless policies of the previous Administration and to implement President Biden’s vision for a fair, orderly, and humane immigration system,” DPC head Susan Rice said in a statement to Politico. 

A source told Politico that Olavarria hasn’t decided when her last day at the White House will be and will continue to work with the administration for the time being. 

This comes as Tyler Moran, a senior adviser on migration, is set to leave this month after spending roughly six months with the Biden administration. 

The Hill has reached out to White House for comment. 

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