ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page

Advanced search

Immigration Daily


Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board



Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation


CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network


Chinese Immig. Daily


Connect to us

Make us Homepage



The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of free

Immigration LLC.

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

The White House, President George W. Bush

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 11, 2003

Personnel Announcement

[ ...]

The President intends to nominate Joe D. Whitley of Georgia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security. He currently serves as an Equity Partner with Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia. He previously served as U.S. Attorney for both the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. Mr. Whitley earned his bachelor's degree and his law degree from the University of Georgia.

The President intends to nominate Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. of Texas, to be the Director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service at the Department of Homeland Security. He is currently the Acting Director of the Bureau and the Vice Chairman and First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Mr. Aguirre previously worked for Bank of America for 24 years. He was named "One of the 100 most Influential Hispanics in the Nation" by Hispanic Business Magazine for three consecutive years. Mr. Aguirre earned his bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University.

The President intends to designate Michael J. Garcia of New York, to be Acting Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement), and nominate him to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Mr. Garcia is currently the Acting Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization at the Department of Justice. He previously served as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. Earlier in his career, Mr. Garcia served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He also previously worked as a law clerk for New York State Court of Appeals Judge Judith S. Kaye, and served with the firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Mr. Garcia is a graduate of State University of New York at Binghamton, earned his master's from the College of William and Mary and his law degree from Albany Law School of Union University.

[ ...]