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Join us in a conversation with Ken Cuccinelli, former deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12 p.m. (ET)

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While “Border Czar” Kamala Harris is busy constructing a taxpayer-financed bailout of impoverished Central American countries, tens of thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring over the southern U.S. border.

As of last week, the Vice President, who was named by Joe Biden to manage the border crisis, had yet to even visit the border. Instead, she is engaged in “fact-finding” to determine why the United States is being inundated in record numbers. She went to Guatemala and Mexico to find “root causes” for the tsunami of illegal immigration. 

The answer is not complicated. Upon taking office, Biden/Harris stopped construction of the border wall, offered free benefits to illegals and essentially halted deportations. In effect, they hung out a huge Welcome Mat to illegal aliens. 

The cost has already been high.    

Dozens have died either by drowning or overcome by heat and dehydration in the desert. More than 30,000 children are being housed near the border in the sorts of structures that the media used to call “cages” during the Trump Administration. Drug smuggling is up and untold numbers of criminals are among the tens of thousands being set loose in America’s communities. 

This is a preventable humanitarian and national security disaster.  What can Americans do?  

As Virginia’s attorney general from 2010 to 2014, Ken Cuccinelli became known for his efforts to rein in the illegal actions of the Obama administration.

Ken Cuccinelli joined The Heritage Foundation as a visiting fellow in February 2021 after serving as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the Trump administration.

In his role at Heritage, Cuccinelli focuses on immigration, border security and shares lessons learned from his work at the Department of Homeland Security. 

He also provides insight on what immigration programs Chinese nationals use and exploit and recommendations on what the current administration should do to check the Chinese Communist Party.

Cuccinelli was deputy secretary of homeland security from November 2019 until January 2021. He also served as acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

During his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security, Cuccinelli helped administer and protect the integrity of America’s immigration system. As director of USCIS, he combated asylum fraud and ensured self-reliance among America’s immigrants. After being appointed deputy secretary, he made reforming America’s immigration system a top priority. 

He worked to combat human trafficking, was an original member of the White House COVID Task Force, and oversaw the department’s efforts to safeguard federal personnel and buildings during the 2020 riots in American cities. 

As attorney general of Virginia, he led the Commonwealth of Virginia in fighting human trafficking, achieved record enforcement against gangs, fighting health care fraud, and prosecuting child predators. 

Cuccinelli also served in the Senate of Virginia from 2002 to 2010 and has practiced law for over 25 years. 

He ran as the Republican nominee for governor of Virginia in 2013, the same year that Bishop Jackson ran on the ticket for lieutenant governor.  

He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and a master’s degree in international commerce and policy from George Mason University. 

Cuccinelli and his wife, Teiro, grew up and live in Virginia and have seven children and two grandchildren.

Please join us for this important and stimulating discussion.