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Kenneth Cuccinelli Appointed Acting Citizenship & Immigration Services Director

Kenneth Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia, has been named acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security. “I look forward to working with the men and women of USCIS to ensure our legal immigration system operates effectively and efficiently while deterring fraud and protecting the American people,” Cuccinelli said in a statement published Monday.

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Trump Eyes Ken Cuccinelli for Citizenship & Immigration Services Director Post

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.

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Trump Directs Intell Community Cooperation on 2016 Election Investigation

President Trump is calling on the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with investigations on alleged surveillance operations during the 2016 presidential elections, the White House said Thursday. Trump is directing the community to comply with the attorney general, who is tasked with examining potential cases of election-related interference and will have full and complete authority to declassify information relevant to the investigation. 

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GAO Asks FBI to Verify Face Recognition Service Accuracy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the FBI to verify the accuracy of the agency’s face recognition service and to check whether systems used by external partners are appropriate for FBI’s use. GAO said Wednesday that the FBI tested the Next Generation Identification-Interstate Photo System prior to its deployment …

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has received confirmation from the Senate as the U.S. attorney general more than five months after President Barack Obama nominated her for the position, The New York Times reported Thursday. Jennifer Steinhauer writes that the Senate voted 56 to 43 to put Lynch as the first African-American woman to …

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NPR: Eric Holder to Leave Attorney General Post

As first reported by National Public Radio, Attorney General Eric Holder plans to step down from his position after five-and-a-half years in the leadership role at the Justice Department. According to the report by Carrie Johnson, Holder plans to remain in the role until the Senate confirms his successor and that process could stretch …

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Eric Holder Undecided on 2nd Term

Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he may not stay on with the Obama administration for the president’s second term, Reuters reports. Holder told an audience of University of Baltimore law students he still needs to discuss his decision with the president, the report said. He was appointed attorney general in 2009 and …

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