Nominated by President Obama on April 24, 2009 and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7, 2009, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas oversees the administration of the world’s largest immigration service.

Mayorkas has served as the United States Attorney for the Central District of California and previously was a partner in the law firm of O’Melveny and Myers LLP. Last year, he was named one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal. Mayorkas previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California from 1989 to 1998.

Mayorkas holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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David Venturella is the executive director for ICE’s Secure Communities program, which was announced in March 2008. The program is designed to change immigration enforcement by using technology to share information between law enforcement agencies and by applying risk-based methodologies to focus resources on assisting all local communities remove high-risk criminal aliens.


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Leaders Speak Series –  Conversation on Homeland Security 

 Special guests includes:

  • Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
  • John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), talks about the overview and mission of ICE and how it secures our nation

Leader Speak Series – Homeland Security: What does the future holds for the Coast Guard and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)?

Special guests includes:

  • Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
  • John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)