Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, former chief at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Office of Policy and Strategy, has commenced her duties as the agency's acting deputy director.
She began her new role on Nov. 18, following her tenure of over two years with USCIS' policy and strategy office, the agency said.
Nuebel Kovarik formerly performed advisory functions in support of John Kelly during his term as DHS secretary in 2017.
Her tenure of work in the U.S. Senate spanned over 17 years of her career, with staff-related roles involving immigration-related legislation, the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
She also worked on a variety of policy-related issues under the office of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.