Chief of the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
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Alberto Ruisanchez is the Chief of the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. IER enforces a law that prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of citizenship and national origin, educates the public about the law, and engages in policy work to advance the office’s mission. For two years, he served as an Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General overseeing several of the Sections in the Civil Rights Division, including the Employment Litigation Section and the Disability Rights Section. Prior to serving as IER’s Chief, Mr. Ruisanchez served as a Deputy Chief in the Disability Rights Section and a trial attorney in the Voting Section and Housing & Civil Enforcement Section. Mr. Ruisanchez clerked for the Honorable Juan Torruella on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and he graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor on the Harvard Law Review.