Alejandro Mayorkas Appointed The New Director of USCIS.

President Obama will appoint Alejandro Mayorkas to head the United States Immigration and Citizenship Services. Alejandro Mayorkas is an attorney and a partner at O’melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles California. He is a 1985 graduate form Loyola University Law School. Mr. Mayorkas served as the United States Attorney for the Central District of California during the Clinton Administration and was the youngest attorney to be appointed to this position. He served in that capacity for nine years. His most notable achievement was in the area of Civil Rights and the prosecution of hate crimes. In 2008 he served on the Obama – Biden Transition team as a Department of Justice Team Leader. He will replace Michael Aytes, Acting Deputy Director as the agencies highest ranking official managing approximately seven million immigration cases yearly. Mr. Mayorkas is born in Havana, Cuba and came to the US in 1960 with his family after Fidel Castor took over in Cuba. Mr. Mayorkas has strong ties with the Latino community and is considered by many to be a charismatic leader. We welcome him to his new challenge.