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Alejandro Mayorkas
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United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Taking office
President Joe Biden (elect)
Succeeding Kirstjen Nielsen (de jure)
Pete Gaynor (acting)
6th United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
In office
December 23, 2013 – October 28, 2016
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Jane Holl Lute
Succeeded by Elaine Duke
Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
In office
August 12, 2009 – December 23, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Jonathan Scharfen (acting)
Succeeded by Lori Scialabba (acting)
United States Attorney for the Central District of California
In office
December 21, 1998 – April 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded by Nora Margaret Manella
Succeeded by Debra Wong Yang
Personal details
Born November 24, 1959 (1959-11-24) (age 61)
Havana, Cuba
Political party Democratic
Education University of California, Berkeley (BA)
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (JD)

Alejandro N. Mayorkas (born November 24, 1959) is a Cuban-American lawyer and politician. He was the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security from December 23, 2013 to October 31, 2016.

On November 23, 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden announced that he plans to nominate Mayorkas to be the next United States Secretary of Homeland Security.

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