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Trump pushes out head of largest immigration agency — and wants Ken Cuccinelli instead
The move is a loss for dedicated immigration hawks — and a win for Trump loyalists.
By Dara Linddara@vox.com May 25, 2019, 11:31am EDT
President Donald Trump, continuing his purge of the Department of Homeland Security, has pushed out the head of US Citizenship and Immigration Services — the agency responsible for legal immigration into the US, including asylum — and reportedly plans to replace him with former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.
L. Francis Cissna, who was confirmed as USCIS director by the Senate in 2017, emailed USCIS employees Friday that “at the request of the president” he had submitted his resignation effective June 1.