President Trump intends to nominate Ken Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia, to serve as the new director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Cuccinelli is expected to succeed L. Francis Cissna, who will step down as head of USCIS on June 1st. White House officials said Cuccinelli would be instrumental in the Trump administration’s plans to reform the U.S. immigration system.
Cuccinelli served in the Virginia Senate between 2002 and 2010 and as an attorney at law firm Cuccinelli & Day. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and a juris doctorate degree from George Mason University School of Law.