ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers

Home Page

Advanced search


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

Chinese Immig. Daily

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily

 

Chinese Immig. Daily



The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of free
information!

Copyright
©1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

Immigration Daily: the news source for
legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers
Enter your email address here:



< Back to current issue of Immigration Daily < Back to current issue of Immigrant's Weekly

Department of Justice Seal Department of Justice


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2002
WWW.USDOJ.GOV
AG
(202)514-2007
TDD (202) 514-1888

ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT STATEMENT
ON PRESIDENT BUSH’S INTENTION TO DESIGNATE MICHAEL GARCIA
AS ACTING INS COMMISSIONER

Michael Garcia To Serve As Acting Ins Commissioner


WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Bush today announced his intention to designate Michael Garcia as Acting Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) following the departure of INS Commissioner James Ziglar on November 30, 2002. Commissioner Ziglar announced in August that he planned to return to the private sector this fall.

Attorney General Ashcroft said, "I welcome the President’s choice of Michael Garcia to shepherd the INS into the new Department of Homeland Security, with its central mission to keep our nation safe from future acts of terrorism. Mr. Garcia is one of America's top terrorism prosecutors and will lead tough enforcement of our immigration laws to protect Americans from terrorism and secure our homeland."

Michael Garcia has served as Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the Department of Commerce since August 2001. Previously, Mr. Garcia worked as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York for nine years, handling terrorism-related cases such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and the prosecution of four defendants charged with conspiring with Osama bin Laden to kill Americans abroad with the bombing of two American embassies in East Africa.

###



Immigration Daily: the news source for
legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers
Enter your email address here: