November 29, 2009

DHS Secretary Appoints New Immigration Ombuds

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has appointed January Contreras as the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman. Most recently, Contreras served as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Napolitano. Before working at DHS, Contreras headed the Arizona Department of Health Services. In addition, she has 10 years of experience in litigation and policy, including health policy and its interaction with immigration policy and legislation. Contreras attended the University of Arizona for her BA and law degree. Prominent immigration attorney Greg Siskind says that Contreras will enjoy a good working relationship with Secretary Napolitano and hopes that Contreras stays in the position long enough to be most effective. (DHS Bio; Greg Siskind for Immigration Law Week.)

Related posts: Job Posting; Leading Immigration Lawyer Urges Obama to Retain USCIS Ombuds; How to Become the Next Immigration Ombuds; Immigration Expert Says USCIS Ombuds Should Have More Power.

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