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Cuccinelli may rise in Homeland Security

Ken Cuccinelli is expected to be placed in the number two post at the Department of Homeland Security by Chad Wolf, the incoming acting Homeland Security Secretary, after legal hurdles prevented Cuccinelli from serving in the top role, according to a source familiar with the plan.

Trump told Cuccinelli isn't eligible for DHS chief

The White House's personnel director has told President Donald Trump that neither immigration hardliner Ken Cuccinelli nor Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan are eligible to succeed Kevin McAleenan as acting Homeland Security secretary, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN.

Trump administration emboldened on immigration agenda

The Supreme Court's order Wednesday allowing new asylum restrictions to go into effect marks a significant win for President Donald Trump, who's faced several legal challenges in his attempt to implement a hard-line immigration agenda -- and could embolden him on other related issues, such as the upcoming refugee ceiling.

Cuccinelli defends citizenship policy change for gov't employees' kids

Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli defended a change in the process for children of some federal employees and members of the US armed forces living overseas to gain US citizenship, saying it was done to comply with the law and stressing that it doesn't take away any avenue to become a citizen.

Cuccinelli says new immigration rule a 'deterrent'

Trump immigration official Ken Cuccinelli is defending the Trump administration's proposed changes to the Flores settlement agreement that would allow undocumented families to be detained together indefinitely, saying the new proposal is meant to deter migrants from wanting to cross the US-Mexico border.

Pete Buttigieg slams Trump admin over Cuccinelli comments

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized the Trump administration for missing "the point" after the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director made tweaks to the famous poem on the State of Liberty and said it was "referring back to people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies."

Cuccinelli revises Statue of Liberty poem over immigration

The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services in a new interview revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal to suggest that only immigrants who can "stand on their own two feet" are welcome in the United States.

Cuccinelli says he does not know details of ICE raids

Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said Monday he did not know the details of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids targeting undocumented immigrants despite speaking extensively on the matter in the days leading up to the widespread operation.

Ken Cuccinelli now leads immigration agency

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli started Monday as acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, putting a hardliner to the top of the agency that administers the nation's immigration system but drawing bipartisan criticism.

Union chief blasts Trump pick to lead citizenship agency

The head of a union representing US Citizenship and Immigration Services employees on Sunday slammed Ken Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner who President Donald Trump is expected to tap to lead the agency, saying his potential appointment "spells the end of legal immigration as it currently exists."