On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Leon Rodriguez was sworn in as the next Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS is a federal government agency with nearly 18,000 employees. They are responsible for administering the country’s immigration and naturalization system. USCIS is under the control of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Director Rodriguez stated, “Our role in administering our nation’s immigration and naturalization laws has never been more important. I look forward to working with the entire USCIS family, including our partners and constituents, to ensure that our mission is carried out with fairness and integrity.”
Director Rodriguez previously served as the Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2011 to 2014. For more detailed information on his background please review the link, “Background Experience/Significant Achievements”.
MVP Law Group would like to congratulate Director Rodriguez and wish him great success! USCIS has shown great innovation in improvement of customer service and the use of technology for data collection! We here at MVP Law Group hope that this culture of innovation continues and grows under the new Director’s leadership!
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 7/9/14, News Release:
Leon Rodriguez Sworn in as USCIS Director
USCIS.gov, 7/9/14, Web Page:
Leon Rodriguez, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Background Experience/Significant Achievements
MVP Law Group’s Immigration Blog, 6/26/14, Blog Post:
U.S. Senate has confirmed Leon Rodriguez to be the next Director of USCIS