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Former federal prosecutor and FIU Dean of the College of Law, Alexander Acosta is President Trump’s latest choice for secretary of labor. The South Florida law school dean and former assistant attorney general for civil rights will become the only Hispanic in his cabinet.
Trump made the announcement in a White House news conference. Trump’s first labor secretary-nominee was fast food executive Andy Puzder. Puzder removed his name from consideration this week. Acosta was an assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration. He is a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and is the dean of the Florida International University College of Law.