Source: United States Senator for Illinois Dick Durbin
With confirmation, Ms. Jaddou becomes the first woman to lead USCIS
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Ur Jaddou to be Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by a vote of 47-34. Ahead of the confirmation vote, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke in support of Ms. Jaddou’s nomination on the Senate floor.
“Ms. Jaddou may be the most qualified person ever to be nominated for this job. She has nearly 20 years experience in immigration law, policy, and administration. She’s a daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Iraq. She personally understands the importance of ensuring our nation’s immigration system is both accessible and safe,” said Durbin. “Given the urgent need for Senate confirmed leadership to address the critical issues they [USCIS] face, as well as Ms. Jaddou’s eminent qualification for that position, I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting her nomination.”
Video of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here.
Audio of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here.
Footage of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here for TV Stations.
Last month, the Judiciary Committee advanced Ms. Jaddou’s nomination out of Committee with a vote of 11-10.