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Alejandro N. Mayorkas Edit Profile

Federal agency administrator , Lawyer

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, American federal agency administrator, lawyer. Bar: California. Named one of The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, The National Law Journal, 2008. Board chairman Bet Tzedek Legal Services; board directors United Friends of Children.


Mayorkas, Alejandro N. was born in 1959 in Havana, Cuba.


Bachelor in History, University California, Berkeley, 1981. Juris Doctor, Loyola University, 1985.


With Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, Los Angeles, 1986-1989. Assistant United States attorney United States Department Justice, 1989-1999, chief general crimes section, 1996-1998, United States attorney (central district) California, 1999—2001. Partner O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles, 2001—2009.

Director United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) United States Department Homeland Security, Washington, since 2009. Teacher trial advocacy Loyola Law School, 1997—1998.


  • Bar: California.


Board chairman Bet Tzedek Legal Services. Board directors United Friends of Children.