Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas is a Cuban-American lawyer and former government official who is best known for serving as 6th United States Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security from December 23, 2013, to October 31, 2016, under the former and 44th US president, Barack Obama. Mayorkas is a member of the Democratic political party.

He is also a partner in the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr since joining on November 1, 2016. He got listed among the Latino Leaders Magazine’s list of the 101 most influential leaders in the nation’s Latino community in 2019. He also served as the youngest United States Attorney for the Central District Californian from December 21, 1998, to April 20, 2001.

Besides on November 23, 2020, Mayorkas got nominated for the post of Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security by the US president-elect, Joe Biden who will be inaugurated as the 46th president on January 20, 2021.

This post of Secretary of Homeland Security is the greatest post for Mayorkas to be nominated for in his whole political career. He is also the first Cuban-American to be nominated for the post and if he gets selected he will be the first immigrant to do so. As of now, Chad Wolf is the current acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security since November 2019.

He is active in the social media platform with around 66.4k followers on his Twitter account: @AliMayorkas

What is Alejandro Mayorkas’ most well-known achievement?

As a Cuban-American lawyer and former government official, he is well-known.

Formerly the 6th deputy secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, he is well-known.

Alejandro Mayorkas hails from what country?

Alejandro Mayorkas was born in Havana, Cuba, on November 24, 1959. He is of Cuban and American descent. Alejandro N. Mayorkas is his given name. His racial heritage is Latino. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He is a Cuban immigrant. He is a Jew.

Mayorkas is descended from a Cuban family. Following the Cuban Revolution, his family fled to Miami, Florida, in the United States in 1960 as refugees. His father, a Cuban Jew of Sephardic ancestry who owned and operated a steel wool factory, and his mother, a Romanian Jew, were both born in Cuba. He has a younger sibling. His family later relocated to Los Angeles, California. He went to a local school for his education. He went on to the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in 1981. In 1985, he received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.

Highlights of Alejandro Mayorka’s Career

Alejandro Mayorkas began his legal career as a litigation partner in a private practice of law, where he worked for three years.

In 1989, he was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California.

He was also the coordinator of the Telemarketing Fraud Task Force in Southern California.

From 1996 to 1998, Mayorkas was the Chief of the Office’s General Crimes Section. He won honors from federal law enforcement agencies during his service.

He was named as the United States Attorney for the Central District of California by then-President Bill Clinton in 1998, making him the youngest United States Attorney.

In January 2001, he resigned from his position.

He has won several law enforcement awards, including the highest award from the US Postal Inspection Service.
Then, in September 2001, he became a trial partner at the international law firm “O’Melveny & Myers LLP.”

In addition, he was named to The National Law Journal’s list of “In 2008, the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America were named.

He was chosen for a role in the presidential transition leading up to Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States in November 2008.

In 2009, Obama named Mayorkas as the head of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). His work as director of USCIS was well-received, and he received several awards, including “The Mexican American Legal

Defense and Education Fund and the Alliance for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Then, on December 23, 2013, he was elevated from his position and started working as the Deputy Secretary of

Homeland Security under the Obama Administration.

During his term, he focused on cybersecurity and led the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity negotiations with Israel and China.

On October 28, 2016, he resigned from his position.

In October 2016, he returned to private practice by entering the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s Washington office.

Since July 2017, he has also served as Chairman of the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Leadership Council.

On November 23, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden nominated him for the role of Secretary of Homeland Security in Biden’s cabinet. He was also the first Cuban-American nominated for the role.

Wife of Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas is a husband and father. He is happily married to his one and only child. The couple has three daughters together. He has not, however, disclosed the names of his wife and daughter. He is extremely committed to his job. He and his family are now enjoying a happy life in Los Angeles.

Alejandro Mayorkas has a net worth of $1 million.

Alejandro Mayorkas is a lawyer and politician who has amassed a sizable fortune over the course of his long and prosperous career. Mayorkas has amassed a wealthy fortune estimated to be about $4 million as of 2020, since beginning his professional political career in 1989 and continuing for over 31 years. With his earnings, he lives a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.

Alejandro Mayorkas Height

Alejandro Mayorkas is a good looking man in his early 60s. He stands tall with a height of 5ft. 8inches.(1.72m) while his body weighs around ‎71kg(156lbs). He has a fair complexion with bald hair and green eyes. He wears a shoe of size 6(US).

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