Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II
acting director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
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Ken Cuccinelli began serving as the acting director of USCIS on June 10, 2019.

Mr. Cuccinelli and his wife, Teiro, grew up and live in Virginia. They have seven children, one son-in-law and one grandchild.

Mr. Cuccinelli served as Virginia’s attorney general from 2010 to 2014. During his time as attorney general, he led Virginia from being amongst the worst states in fighting human trafficking to becoming one of the best. Additionally, he led efforts resulting in record enforcement against gangs, health care fraud, and child predators. Mr. Cuccinelli also served in the Senate of Virginia from 2002 to 2010 and has practiced law for nearly 25 years.

Mr. Cuccinelli earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and a Masters in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. He is a proud graduate of Gonzaga High School, located just blocks from USCIS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In his spare time, Mr. Cuccinelli enjoys spending time with his family, reading, shooting, and watching college basketball.