Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been appointed the new acting director of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Cuccinelli assumed the role Monday. He will lead an agency that consists of 19,000 employees and contractors. USCIS administers and the country’s naturalization and immigration systems.
If President Donald Trump decides to make Cuccinelli the permanent director, he will have to be confirmed by the Senate.
Cuccinelli served as Virginia attorney general from 2010 to 2014. He was also a senator from 2002 to 2010.