Lee Francis Cissna, the head of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, has submitted his resignation, according to multiple reports.
Cissna, who took office in October 2017, made his resignation effective June 1. He says he submitted it “at the request of the president.”
In his letter informing staff of his impending departure, Cissna said, “As an immigration law and policy professional dedicated to the rule of law like so many of you, I appreciate that this opportunity to serve was a unique experience.”
According to The Hill, “Trump is reportedly expected to tap former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) to be the next head of USCIS, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is tasked with overseeing legal immigration to the U.S.”