New USCIS Chief Leon Rodriguez was nominated for the job shortly after Alejandro Mayorkas accepted the positon of Deputy Secretary of the USCIS. Director Rodriguez was sworn into the role on July 9, 2014. Mr. Mayorkas’ tenure as Director was marked by greater engagement with the public than his predecessors. Mr. Mayorkas regularly attended AILA functions and routinely held “town hall” style meetings with the public.
Mr. Rodriguez seems poised to continue in this manner. USCIS will be holding a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET, with USCIS Director Léon Rodríguez.
During the teleconference, Director Rodríguez will introduce himself to the USCIS stakeholder community and answer questions. Teleconference registration details are expected shortly.