Julie Myers Wood, who served as the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for nearly three years in the Bush administration, has joined NAFUSA’s panel on immigration at this year’s Atlanta conference to be held in October, 2012.
ICE is the largest investigative component of the Department of Homeland Security and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. Ms. Wood previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the Department of Commerce, Chief of Staff for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice, and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Treasury Department. She also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Ms. Wood is currently the President of ICS Consulting, LLC, providing internal audit, risk assessment, and quality control services to companies and government clients of a wide range of issues, including trade control concerns, immigration compliance issues and security and guard services. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the ABA Commission on Immigration and the Constitution Law Project’s Committee on Immigration.
Ms. Wood will be joined on the immigration panel by moderator Charlie Savage of The New York Times and panel members Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services at DHS, Nina Perales, of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and Chief John King of the City of Doraville, Georgia.