• U.S. Capitol riot December 18, 2021 10:32 am

    Former Trump DHS Official Ken Cuccinelli Meets With Jan. 6 Committee

    The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot interviewed former Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli last week, a representative for Cuccinelli confirmed to NBC News on Friday.

  • Donald Trump October 21, 2021 1:25 pm

    Former Carlyle Group CEO Could Knock Democrats Out of Virginia's Governor's Office. Here's What to Know

    Without any other big races this fall, all eyes are on Virginia as Democrats try to weather a decline in President Joe Biden’s approval ratings.

  • DHS August 14, 2020 3:38 pm

    Acting DHS Chief Wolf, Senior Aide Cuccinelli Not Legally Qualified for Their Jobs, Watchdog Says

    The top two officials at the Department of Homeland Security, acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the senior official performing the duties of deputy secretary, are not legally qualified to hold those positions, a government watchdog concluded Friday. The Government Accountability Office said Wolf and Cuccinelli assumed those jobs under an order of succession that was issued by an acting...

  • President Trump March 2, 2020 12:21 pm

    Judge Rules Head of Immigration Agency Was Unlawfully Named

    A federal judge has ruled that Ken Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed to lead the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency and, as a result, lacks authority to give asylum seekers less time to prepare for initial screening interviews

  • PRESIDENT November 2, 2019 2:17 am

    US Extends Protection for 6 Nations' Migrants for a Year

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The status, which has been granted because of disasters or conflicts in those countries, had been set to expire in January 2020, or in Nepal’s case, March. Trump administration has...

  • United States August 14, 2019 3:21 pm

    Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty Poem Is About ‘People Coming From Europe'

    A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and that America is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.” The comments on Tuesday from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, came a...

  • Donald Trump July 16, 2019 11:24 pm

    Trump Administration Won't Be Granting Venezuelans Temporary Protection for Now

    The administration of President Donald Trump, who had been gaining support among some Hispanics for his stand on Venezuela, isn’t willing yet to grant temporary protection from deportation to Venezuelans, NBC News reports. The administration did not explicitly reject Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans. But in response to a plea from 23 Democratic senators and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for...

  • Donald Trump July 8, 2019 12:03 pm

    Trump ‘Determined' to Add Citizenship Question to the Census, Immigration Official Says

    A top U.S. immigration official said Sunday he’s confident that the Trump administration will add the citizenship question to the 2020 census after their effort to do so was shot down by the Supreme Court, NBC News reports. “I do think so,” Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services office, told “Fox News Sunday.” “I think the...

  • NBC NEWS June 10, 2019 7:09 pm

    Trump Taps Conservative Ken Cuccinelli to Head Citizenship Agency

    Ken Cuccinelli, the head of a conservative political action committee that has caused headaches for Republican senators, has been tapped as acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, according to a Department of Homeland Security official. DHS secretary Kevin McAleenan announced the move in an email to agency staff Monday, though the mechanics of whether it would...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2019 7:14 pm

    Trump Expected to Name Ken Cuccinelli to Top Immigration Role

    Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expected to be named President Donald Trump’s “immigration czar,” overseeing the administration’s immigration policies from the Department of Homeland Security, NBC News reported. A White House official didn’t clarify what Cuccinelli’s title or official job responsibilities would be, but the announcement could come within the week. Trump has been discussing appointing an “immigration...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2019 1:45 pm

    Trump to Unveil New Immigration Plan

    President Trump is set to unveil a sweeping new immigration proposal Thursday. The proposal, which outlines border wall completion in 33 areas, also mandates immigrants pass a civics test, which requires language skills and education levels, as well as a shift to a merit-based system, away from the current family-based approach.

  • Donald Trump April 2, 2019 4:55 am

    Sources: Trump Considers Adding ‘Immigration Czar'

    As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a “border” or “immigration czar” to coordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Trump is weighing at least two potential candidates for the post: former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Virginia Attorney General...

  • Maryland May 11, 2017 10:23 pm

    FBI Raids Office of Maryland GOP Political Consultant

    The FBI has raided the office of a Republican consulting firm in Maryland in connection with an investigation into the 2013 Virginia governor’s race.

  • Maryland May 11, 2017 10:54 pm

    FBI Raids Maryland Republican Political Consultant's Office

    FBI agents raided the office of a Republican consulting firm in Maryland on Thursday in connection with an investigation into the 2013 Virginia governor’s race....
    The FBI confirmed it served a search warrant in Annapolis, Maryland, but declined to elaborate. Kelley Rogers, president of Strategic Campaign Group, told reporters the investigation relates to work the consultant did for former Virginia Attorney...

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