Ken Cuccinelli

Senior Fellow for Immigration and Homeland Security
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Ken Cuccinelli is a Senior Fellow for Homeland Security and Immigration for the Center for Renewing America. Cuccinelli most recently served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) and Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under President Trump. There, he was key to enforcing President Trump’s top border and immigration priorities.

From 2010-2014, Cuccinelli served as Attorney General of Virginia, where he was the first in the country to sue over Obamacare, and he made critical advances against human trafficking, health care fraud, gangs and child exploitation.

Cuccinelli also served as a member of the Virginia State Senate representing the 37th Senatorial district. He ran in Virginia’s gubernatorial race in 2013.

Cuccinelli is a former CNN contributor and regular guest on leading national TV and radio programs. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Virginia, a Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason University School of Law, and a Masters degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. You can follow him on Twitter @KenCuccinelli.

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We strongly believe that the inherent constitutional authority of the President of the United States as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces (and the militia) provides the President with all necessary authority needed to utilize the U.S. military to secure America’s borders from invasion by any person, group, or force.