Kenneth Cuccinelli, a former Virginia state attorney general widely known for his hard-line positions against immigration, was named Monday as the acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Cuccinelli, who led the Virginia state attorney general’s office from 2010 to 2014, succeeds L. Francis Cissna, who resigned last month at the request of President Donald Trump. Cuccinelli’s possible appointment as the agency’s acting leader had surfaced in recent weeks in news reports.

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