Alejandro Mayorkas nominated to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security

President Elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security. If his position is confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first immigrant and first Hispanic American to lead the Department of Homeland Security. As the son of Cuban immigrants who fled Fidel Castro’s Revolution in 1959, he would bring a much different perspective to the way immigration matters should be handled than his predecessor.

Mayorkas has a decorated resume, including his time as a private attorney and as the youngest individual to be appointed the position of United States Attorney under the Clinton Administration. Mayorkas was also the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and was promoted to Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under the Obama Administration. He was instrumental in implementing Deferred Action for Child Hood Arrivals (DACA) during his tenure, having successfully implemented DACA within 60 days.  He also played a key role in negotiating the first-ever Homeland Security agreement with Cuba.

His personal background and his tenure as both the Director of USCIS and Deputy Secretary of DHS is a clear sign that we are looking at a more favorable immigration climate on the horizon. If you believe that you would qualify for any immigration benefit or would like to know your immigration options, you should schedule a consultation with Tourzani Law Group, LLC. Call us at (201) 987-0036 to schedule a consultation today. Available via telephone 24/7.