Alejandro Mayorkas Dhs, Height, Age, Wife, Salary, and Daughters

Alejandro Mayorkas Bio | Wiki

Alejandro Mayorkas is a Cuban-American lawyer and government official. He has served as the seventh United States secretary of homeland security under President Joe Biden since February 2, 2021.

He is a partner in the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr. He practices in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, cybersecurity, crisis management, and strategic counseling.

Alejandro Mayorkas Age

He was born on  November 24, 1959, in Havana, Cuba. Mayorkas is 64 years old.

Alejandro Mayorkas Height

He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in ( approx. 1.7 m).

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Alejandro Mayorkas Family | Parents | Background

Mayorkas was brought to the U.S. in 1960 by his mother Anita Gabor, and his father Charles R. “Nicky” Mayorkas, before his first birthday from Cuba along with his older sister Cathy. He and his family were refugees in Beverly Hills. His parents were both Jewish, and his father’s Cuban mother was Romanian. Additionally, Mayorkas’ father, Nicky was a son of Polish and Turkish immigrants.

Alejandro Mayorkas Wife

Mayorkas is married to his beautiful wife Tanya Mayorkas. Together, the couple shares two daughters, Giselle and Amelia. They live in Washington, D. C.

Alejandro Mayorkas Daughters

He is a proud father of two daughters, Giselle and Amelia Mayorkas whom he shares with his wife Tanya. Mayorkas’ daughter, Giselle attended Colby College where she enrolled in 2018.

Alejandro Mayorkas Education

Following his high school education, Mayorkas earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981. Later, he received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1985.

Alejandro Mayorkas Immigration | USCIS

He was nominated by President Obama in April 2009 and confirmed by the United States Senate in August 2009. Mayorkas served as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is an Under Secretary position within the Department of Homeland Security.

Mayorkas completed his duties as Director of USCIS in 2013 to serve as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Post that he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As Director of USCIS, Mayorkas led the agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security charged with operating the largest immigration system in the world.

During his tenure, Mayorkas enhanced USCIS efforts to promote awareness and understanding of citizenship. He played down goals and standards that led USCIS to bolster its national security safeguards and potential to combat fraud, and reinforce quality and consistency in administering immigration benefits.

Alejandro Mayorkas Wilmer Hale

Wilmer Hale was pleased to announce that Alejandro Mayorkas, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), had joined the firm. His term began in July 2017. He brought affluence of experience in both public service and the private sector that ranged precisely with clients’ needs.

At WilmerHale, Mayorkas was integral to the firm’s deep civil and criminal litigation and internal investigations capabilities and augment the firm’s formidable strength in strategic counseling.  He was to manage crisis and national security, especially cybersecurity. His encounter with immigration, trade, travel, and foreign investment in the United States was also of a great deal to clients with global business issues.

Alejandro Mayorkas Email

Mayorkas sent out an email announcing his resignation. The announcement was a result of an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation. It showed that neither the DHS nor the Office of Government Ethics properly examined major ethics violations related to Mayorkas’ fast-tracking of visas for a company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother.
The email by Mayorkas read:

“I am writing to inform you that my last official day as the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security will be October 28th. It has been a special privilege to serve in the Administration of President Obama and as the Deputy to Secretary Johnson. I am forever grateful to the President for the opportunities he has given me, especially the opportunity to be your colleague.”

Alejandro Mayorkas Previous Jobs

Mayorkas is currently serving as the seventh United States Secretary of Homeland Security since 2021. His previous jobs include: Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security during the Obama’s administration.

Alejandro Mayorkas’ Resignation | Alejandro Mayorkas Impeachment Why

Although he narrowly escaped impeachment by House Republicans law makers in February 2024, Mayorkas had previously disclosed he would not resign if he was impeached. The Republicans legislators wanted to impeach him for sole reason of how he handled the United States- Mexico border. The house impeached him 214-213. It is close to a century and a half, to be precise 148 years since a sitting secretary cabinet was voted to impeach. William Belknap, Secretary of War, faced impeachment charges in 1876.

Alejandro Mayorkas US Secretary of Homeland Security | DHS

He has served as the seventh United States secretary of homeland security since February 2, 2021.

Other appointees in the Biden administration include:

Cedric Richmond – Senior Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison.

Ron Klain – Chief of Staff

Michelle Lujan Grisham – Leader of Health and Human Services department

Mike Donilon – Senior Advisor

Andy Levin – Secretary of Labor

Lael Brainard – Secretary of the Treasury

Tony Blinken – National Security Advisor

Susan RiceSecretary of State

Janet Yellen – Secretary of Treasury

Michèle Flournoy – Secretary of  Defense

Annie Tomasini – Director of Oval Office Operations

Avril Haines – Director of National Intelligence

Jake Sullivan – National Security Advisor

Alejandro Mayorkas Dual Citizenship | Nationality

Born in Havana, Cuba, Mayorkas holds an American Nationality. He and his family fled to Florida, in the USA before his first birthday and eventually settled in California. He is also a Cuban immigrant hence he holds Cuban Nationality. Therefore, Mayorkas has dual citizenship.

Alejandro Mayorkas Salary

As the United States Secretary of Homeland Security, he receives a satisfactory package as compensation. Mayorkas earns an average salary of $237,463 per year.

Alejandro Mayorkas Net Worth

Mayorkas served as the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security and other posts before becoming the Secretary of HS. There is no doubt, therefore, that he has accumulated a decent fortune. Mayorkas’ net worth is $10 million.

Who is Alejandro Mayorkas

He is the current and seventh United States Secretary of Homeland Security. Mayorkas’ term began on February 2, 2021. Before assuming this office, he was the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama.

Who Is Alejandro Mayorkas Wife

The wife to Mayorkas is Tanya Mayorkas. The duo have been together for a while now and they share two all-grown-up daughters, Giselle and Amelia.

Where Does Alejandro Mayorkas Live

Mayorkas splits his time between Los Angeles, California, and Washington, DC.

What Is Alejandro Mayorkas Background

He was raised in California, United States by his Jewish Parents who fled from Havana, Cuba in 1960 before he celebrated his first birthday. Additionally, Mayorkas mother is a Holocaust survivor.

Is Alejandro Mayorkas Wife

He is the husband to his wife Tanya Mayorkas. Together, the couple is blessed with two daughters

Mayorkas’ Social Media Handle

Twitter: @SecMayorkas