Born 1952 in Aleppo, Syria
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 5, 2003, to a seat vacated by Marvin E. Aspen. Confirmed by the Senate on July 14, 2003, and received commission on July 15, 2003.
Evangel University, B.A., 1975
Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire School of Law), J.D., 1978
Attorney, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-2000; acting district director, 1986-1987
Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-2003