Alfonso G. Aguilar

President and CEO

Mr. Aguilar is the first and former chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Mr. Aguilar was responsible for educating immigrants about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and for promoting their integration into American civic culture.

 

Before joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2003, Mr. Aguilar served in numerous high-level government positions in the Bush administration and the government of Puerto Rico, including deputy director of public affairs at U.S. Department of Energy, executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, and press secretary to former Governor Pedro Rossello of Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Aguilar has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a member of the Puerto Rico Bar and the League of United Latin American Citizens. 

Gualberto Garcia Jones

Executive Director

Mr. Garcia Jones has been active for the past ten years as a legal expert on human rights issues for various organizations and campaigns in the United States and internationally. Experienced in state and federal legislative analysis, Mr. Garcia Jones has drafted dozens of legislative proposals and advocated in defense of universal human rights before the federal and state governments of the United States.  Mr. Garcia Jones has written and submitted legal briefs for cases before numerous courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of Colombia.

 

Gualberto Garcia Jones was born in Spain and emigrated to the United States. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in history and political science.  After clerking for a Colorado District Court Judge, Mr. Garcia Jones worked as a staffer to US Senator Allard both in Colorado and Washington DC. Mr. Garcia Jones received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. 

 

International Human Rights Group

Leadership Team