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Senate Judiciary Committee
Congressional staff panel — New policy perspectives on borders, immigration, and extreme vetting
The new Administration has proposed major changes in major and longstanding security and immigration policies. Key staffers who are involved in these issues will discuss their perspectives on the status of the new proposals and the headwinds that these proposed changes are encountering.
Ramona L. McGee currently serves as counsel to Senator John Cornyn (TX), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, on detail from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Office of Chief Counsel (OCC). Ms McGee previously served as Mr Cornyn’s counsel (on detail) from 2007 to 2011, advising him on immigration issues during the debates on comprehensive immigration reform.
Prior to her current position, Ms McGee served as Chief of the Transformation Law Division. She provided legal advice on issues related to USCIS’s transformation initiative, including the use of biometrics for identity verification and authorizing remote access to USCIS’s Electronic Immigration System. Ms McGee has held a number of other positions within DHS and the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service, including Acting Chief Counsel and Chief of the Adjudications Law Division in the USCIS Office of Chief Counsel, and Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of DHS Policy.?
Ramona received her undergraduate degree from Boston College in January 1988 and her Juris Doctorate from Cornell University Law School in 1992.