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Immigrant Of The Day: Alejandro Mayorkas of Cuba

by Kevin R. Johnson

Alejandro Mayorkas (Cuba), New U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director

Alejandro Mayorkasa Cuban immigrant, has been sworn in as the new Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Mayorkas will oversee a workforce of nearly 18,000 people. He has served as the United States Attorney for the Central District of California and was a partner in O’Melveny and Myers. Mayorkas holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

August 14, 2009 | Permalink

About The Author

Kevin R. Johnson is currently Dean, Professor of Law and Chicana/o Studies, and the Mabie-Apallas Public Interest Law Chair holder at the University of California at Davis. He is also one of the editors of ImmigrationProf Blog.

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