Monday, June 10, 2019
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan today announced that Kenneth T. (Ken) Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner previously rumored for a Trump immigration post , will serve as the new acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective June 10, 2019. Cuccinelli may face a tough confirmation process.
As a Senator in the Virginia legislature, Cuccinelli introduced bills urging the U.S. Congress to amend the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to revoke birthright citizenship, to allow businesses to sue others that hire undocumented immigrants, and to establish inability to speak English in the workplace as cause for disqualification to receive unemployment benefits.
Cuccinelli earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and a Masters in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.