U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 10, 2019, that Mark Koumans is the agency’s new Deputy Director, effective May 13.
Mr. Koumans, a career federal employee, has served since September 2015 in a number of executive positions at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He replaces Tracy Renaud, who has served as USCIS Acting Deputy Director since March 2018. Renaud will return to her previous position as the Associate Director of the Management Directorate. Mr. Koumans previously served for eight years as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security Office of Policy. Before that, he was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service for 17 years.