On October 5, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Lee Francis Cissna as the new Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by a vote of 54-43. Cissna was supported by 50 Republican senators and 4 Democrats.
We previously discussed Cissna's resume when he was nominated [see blog]. Furthermore, we posted a more recent update on his difficult confirmation process [see blog]. Now that Cissna has been confirmed, we hope that he will prove to be an effective head of the USCIS going forward.