Meet the Deputy Director

Carl C. Risch
Deputy Director

Carl C. Risch was appointed Deputy Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review in December 2020. Deputy Director Risch earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1992 from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor in 1995 from Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. From 2017 to 2020, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State (DOS), where he managed the worldwide visa and passport functions for the United States Government. From 2006 to 2017, he served in various positions within the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including the Administrative Appeals Office, the Manila, Philippines, and Seoul, Korea field offices, and in the Office of the Director, where he served as acting Chief of Staff. From 2002 to 2006, he was in private practice. From 1999 to 2002, he served as a Foreign Service Officer with the DOS. From 1995 to 1999, he was in private practice. Deputy Director Risch is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Updated December 22, 2020