As a federal immigration professional, Mr. Walker has served the U.S. Government in U.S. diplomatic missions in Canada and Mexico. As the Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Assistant Attaché at the American Embassy in Mexico City, he helped establish the first permanent CBP post in that country. He worked closely with his Mexican government counterparts in order to further develop immigration bilateral relationships, share best practices in resolving criminal, fraud and national security issues for the benefit of both countries.
Mr. Walker started his career 32 years ago with the former Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS). Besides his current position with the Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), he also worked with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) in providing oversight and direction in support of ensuring compliance with immigration laws.
Mr. Walker also worked with the Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Document Laboratory (McLean, VA). As an Accredited instructor, he is highly skilled at identifying fraudulent passports, visas, birth certificates, etc. He provided training in fraudulent document detection and recognition courses in the Spanish language to hundreds of students in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Mr. Walker has studied and worked abroad almost half his life. In his youth, Mr. Walker studied in Mexico for 8 years while his father managed an American company in that country. As a result of this experience, he can read, write and speak in the Spanish language with native proficiency and is considered a Latin American Subject Matter Expert on immigration related issues.
Mr. Walker, a native Los Angelino, earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and his M.A. from National University. He is married to Penelope Barnes Walker, who is employed by the Transportation and Security Administration.