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Assistant Commissioner Debbie Seguin, Office of International Affairs

Assistant Commissioner Debbie Senguin
Debbie W. Seguin,  Assistant Commissioner,
International Affairs

Debbie W. Seguin is the Assistant Commissioner for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of International Affairs (INA). As the INA Assistant Commissioner, Ms. Seguin is responsible for coordinating CBP’s multi-lateral initiatives with international partners, providing capacity building training to foreign counterparts in coordination with CBP’s operational offices, and leading CBP efforts to achieve international agreements and joint efforts that both facilitate and secure legitimate trade and travel.

Prior to joining CBP, Ms. Seguin served in multiple roles at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE) to include the Assistant Director for the Office of Policy and Planning. In this role, she was responsible for the development of policies that govern the agency’s administration and operations, oversight of ICE’s regulatory initiatives, and coordinating policy and regulatory engagements with the Department of Homeland Security and other Executive Branch agencies. Further, Ms. Seguin held the position of Chief of the Government Information Law Division, in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor at ICE Headquarters; where she oversaw the nationwide Government Information Law Program and effectively coordinated divisional work with stakeholders.

Prior to her roles at ICE, Ms. Seguin served as a Senior Attorney at the U.S. Drug Enforcement  Administration (DEA), where she provided legal support to DEA leadership and personnel on a range of general law matters, including information disclosure, appropriations, ethics, personnel, and environmental law. Ms. Seguin began her federal service as an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where she practiced in the fields of privacy, e-discovery, appropriations, and intellectual property law.

Assistant Commissioner Seguin holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law. She has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2016.

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Last Modified: August 16, 2021