On the Move: Jonathan Scharfen


Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new director for the third time this year.

Jonathan Scharfen announced his resignation today; Scharfen has been the acting director since Emilio Gonzalez left the top job back in April.

He’ll be replaced by Michael Aytes, a longtime career staffer who’s currently the acting deputy director. Aytes is also the staffer who was designated to lead the agency between Inauguration Day and the confirmation of a new director.

In a memo to employees last week, Scharfen said he was leaving the agency for “new professional challenges in the private sector”; no word on where he’s headed.


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