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PoliticsTrump taps conservative Ken Cuccinelli to head citizenship agency

20:35  10 june  2019
20:35  10 june  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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President Trump plans to install Ken Cuccinelli as the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, placing the conservative The move extends the purge of senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, replacing Cissna, a Senate-confirmed agency head with deep

President Trump is expected to name Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a former attorney general of Virginia and an immigration hard-liner, as his choice to coordinate the administration’s immigration policies, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday.

Trump taps conservative Ken Cuccinelli to head citizenship agency© Brian Frank Image: FILE PHOTO: Former Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

WASHINGTON — Ken Cuccinelli, the head of a conservative political action committee that has caused headaches for Republican senators, has been tapped as acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.

DHS secretary Kevin McAleenan announced the move in an email to agency staff Monday, though the mechanics of whether it would include an official nomination were not immediately clear.

In any event, Cuccinelli, head of the Senate Conservatives Fund and a former Virginia attorney general, is expected to take over at least on an interim basis at USCIS, which is responsible for the administration of legal immigration, including dealing with asylum claims, issuing green cards and handling the naturalization process.

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President Trump plans to install Ken Cuccinelli II as the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, placing the conservative activist and former Virginia attorney general at the head of the agency that runs the country’s legal immigration system, administration officials said Friday.

President Donald Trump has picked Ken Cuccinelli to help implement and coordinate his immigration policies and decisions. The DHS location may curb his ability to implement Trump ’ s policies at agencies outside DHS. Cuccinelli has a long record opposing illegal migration, but little record or.

He'll do so at a time when there is a backlog of roughly 700,000 people seeking asylum in the U.S., tens of thousands more are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each month and the Trump administration is seeking to rewrite the rules for legal immigration.

Because of the rancorous relationship between his Senate Conservatives Fund and some GOP lawmakers, Cuccinelli would be expected to have a difficult time winning confirmation to a permanent post in the Trump administration.

"He's spent a fair amount of his career attacking Republicans in the Senate, so it strikes me as an odd position for him to put himself in to seek Senate confirmation," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Politico last week. "It's unlikely he's going to be confirmed if he is nominated."

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The head of a union representing US Citizenship and Immigration Services employees on Sunday slammed Ken Cuccinelli , an immigration hardliner who President Donald Trump is expected to tap to lead the agency

President Trump plans to install Ken Cuccinelli as the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, placing the conservative activist and former Virginia attorney general at the head of the agency the runs the country’s legal immigration system, administration officials said Friday.

Though Cuccinelli was a one-time critic of Trump broadly — he threw his credentials on the ground in protest at the GOP convention in 2016 — he is seen as more of a hard-liner than his predecessor, Francis Cissna, who clashed with White House officials over various Trump administration policy proposals.

Cuccinelli is well-known in political circles for his social conservatism. During a failed bid for governor, he said homosexual acts are "against nature and are harmful to society."

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the appointment.

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