Wednesday, July 9, 2014
New USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez Sworn In
On Wednesday, July 9th, Leon Rodriguez was sworn in as the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a ceremony at USCIS headquarters. As director, Rodriquez will lead the nearly 18,000 employee agency in administering the nation’s immigration and naturalization system. He previously served as the director of the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (2011-2014), and as the chief of staff and deputy assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Department of Justice (2010-2011). Rodriguez was confirmed as the director of USCIS by the Senate in June 2014, and comes to the agency with a combined 19 years of experience in law and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. For more information, please see USCIS’ press release here.