An Albanian-American lady has just been appointed Assistant Secretary in the Homeland Security Department.
Eva Millona studied law at the University of Tirana in the 1980s
This is the highest position that an Albanian born in Albania has ever held in the American administration.
In Albania, she practiced civil and criminal law before becoming the youngest district judge ever appointed to the Tirana District Court, where she served from 1989 to 1992. After emigrating to the United States, she ran the resettlement program of refugees in Central Massachusetts, and later in 1999 joined the MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition), serving first as Director of Policy and Advocacy and later as Deputy Director. She became Executive Director in 2008, and today is recognized both nationally and internationally as an expert and leader in immigration policy and the integration of immigrants and refugees.