Miguel Unzueta is the former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego, California office and ICE HSI Attaché in Rome, Italy. In his capacity at Attaché, Mr. Unzueta oversaw the investigative efforts under the jurisdiction of ICE, serving as the HSI Attaché to Italy, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, San Marino, Malta and The Holy See as well.
Preceding his appointment as the Attaché in Rome, Mr. Unzueta served as the HSI Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego, California office – one of the largest and busiest domestic offices. He also served at U.S. Customs Service Headquarters in Washington, DC in a number of executive-level roles.
Mr. Unzueta began his federal law enforcement career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in 1983 and has an extensive background as an undercover operative.
Mr. Unzueta is a former member of the Senior Executive Service and in 2010 was a recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award.
Mr. Unzueta is a native of California and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Sacramento State University. Mr. Unzueta has also completed a Master’s degree as well as the Senior Executive Fellows Program within the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.