Michael Garcia May Be the First Latino Head of the FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation may see its first Latino director in its 102 years of existence. Michael J. Garcia, who once headed Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, is the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Garcia's wife is an FBI agent who successfully prosecuted the organizer behind the first World Trade Center bombing case in the mid-1990s.

If selected by President Barack Obama, Garcia would succeed Robert Mueller, whose 10-year nonrenewable term expires on September 4th. According to an insider, Obama’s main goal is to find a candidate who’s seen as a heavyweight regarding the terrorism issues the federal agency faces.

The selection process began at the beginning of this year, according to an official from the Obama administration. Garcia also served in the Bush administration.