Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson announced (June 24, 2014) that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Leon Rodriguez as the new Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Leon Rodriguez was the Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prior to his appointment. Director Rodriguez will be replacing Alejandro Mayorkas who served as the Director of USCIS from August 12, 2009 – December 23, 2013.
Lori Scialabba, who was appointed by President Obama as Acting Director of USCIS on Dec. 23, 2013, has filled the position until now. She served as Deputy Director of USCIS before that.
We here at MVP Law Group would like to congratulate Director Leon Rodriguez and wish him great success at USCIS.
Source of Information:
DHS.gov, 6/24/14, Press Release:
Statement by Secretary Johnson
U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 6/19/14, Executive Nominations:
Leon Rodriguez, of Maryland, to be Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, (Confirmed)