Michael Aytes

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Michael Aytes
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Nationality American
Ethnicity White

Michael Aytes is the Director of Homeland Security Programs at US Investigation Services,[1] the (now privatized) former Office of Federal Investigations, a U.S. government agency in the Office of Personnel Management, which is the nation's largest investigative and support services company.[2]

Professional Career[edit]

Previously, Aytes served as senior advisor to the USCIS director, and was Acting Deputy Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from April 18, 2008[3] until 2009.[1]

Prior to his appointment at USCIS, Aytes served as Associate Director, USCIS Domestic Operations Directorate, responsible for processing of all immigration benefits and services within the United States. Previously, he served from 1999 to 2006 as Director, Information and Customer Service, which coordinates and manages the USCIS Telephone Centers; plans and implements USCIS customer-service functions; and serves as customer-service liaison for USCIS.

Prior to that assignment, he served in a variety of positions with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, beginning his Federal career as an Immigration Inspector in Chicago in 1977. Significant assignments included serving as Appellate Examiner and founding member of the Administrative Appeals Office, 1983-1986; first Assistant Commissioner for Service Center Operations, 1989-1997; and Assistant Commissioner Adjudications Division, 1996-1997.


  1. ^ a b "USIS appoints Michael Aytes as Director, Homeland Security Programs". US Investigations Services. Jan 26, 2012. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Investigations Services". SourceWatch. 
  3. ^ "Michael Aytes, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services". USCIS. 3 Dec 2008. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013.