Todd Young, Acting Chief of Staff, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Todd Young is the acting chief of staff of USCIS. He began this role on March 8, 2018.

Young has served as the deputy chief of staff of USCIS since June 2017. In 2016, Young was the senior advisor to the acting director. He previously served as chief of the Humanitarian Affairs Branch within the International Operations Division, where he managed the adjudication of requests for parole based on urgent humanitarian reasons or reasons of significant public benefit.

Young began his federal career in 2001 at the Vermont Service Center as an adjudicator and became a supervisor in 2004. He joined the Northeast Regional Office in 2006 as the quality systems administrator, providing guidance and serving as a liaison to field offices within the region on the agency’s quality management and adjudication programs. 

In 2007, Young assumed quality management responsibilities for domestic operations.
Young joined the USCIS International Operations Division in November 2009, serving as chief of the Quality Assurance, Training and Communications Branch until his appointment as chief of the Humanitarian Affairs Branch in August 2015.

Young has a Bachelor of Science in professional studies and an associate degree in criminal justice from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He is also a graduate of the International Summer School in Forced Migration at the University of Oxford.


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