Wright named acting US-VISIT deputy director

The acting director of the Homeland Security Department’s program to screen foreign visitors for potential terrorists today announced his pick for acting deputy director, according to a DHS statement.

Robert Mocny has chosen P.T. Wright to serve as the second-ranking official in the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program.

Wright will leave his position as US-VISIT’s director of mission operations. He is also U.S. team leader of the technical working groups for US-VISIT implementation for both the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Wright has worked in both DHS and the Treasury Department and started his nearly 33-year federal career with the former U.S. Customs Service, working along the Mexican border. At Customs, he developed policies for traveler processing.

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