Joe Edlow is a Visiting Fellow in the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation. Edlow contributes to the team’s efforts to undo the damage of the Biden border crisis, secure America’s borders, and reform our legal immigration system.
Edlow has an extensive, distinguished background in immigration policy. He most recently served as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Prior to this position, he served as Chief Counsel for USCIS.
Before his time at USCIS, he worked on immigration issue in various capacities under the Trump administration, including with the Executive Office of the President and the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy. He served from 2008-2015 as Assistant Chief Counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He possesses significant experience on Capitol Hill, as well, including stints with the House Judiciary Committee and former Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho.