"The question of executive action, my friends, is a 'when' question," Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez assured attendees at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's convention, asserting that Mr. Obama still shares their values, despite having repeatedly put off thorny decisions on immigration. (Associated Press)
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center, flanked by Treasury Secretary and Managing Trustee Jacob J. Lew, left, and Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Thomas E. Perez, 51, has led the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division since 2009 as an assistant U.S. attorney general. Previously, he served as labor secretary in Maryland. He is seen as President Obama’s likely pick to head the Labor Department. (Associated Press)
"Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver's license or a personal identification card issued by [the state's Department of Public Safety]," Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez said in a letter. (Associated Press)
Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Thursday said that to create lasting reform, the island's police department must act to develop and implement new policies and protocols.
Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (left) announces results of a 10-month investigation that found New Orleans police officers engaged in unconstitutional conduct and violated federal laws. Also at the Thursday news conference were Mayor Mitch Landrieu (center) and Deputy Attorney General James Cole. (Associated Press)