Pakistan-Origin Saima Mohsin To Become First Muslim US Attorney
Pakistani-American woman Saima Mohsin is all set to become the first immigrant Muslim Attorney in America, after the current Attorney for Michigan’s Eastern district resigned from his post. She will assume charge on February 1.
Saima Mohsin was born in Pakistan and has been a federal prosecutor for decades, working since 2002 in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. As a Muslim immigrant of Pakistan origin, she will bring diversity to a significant role in the eastern region of the nation when she assumes the role of chief federal law enforcement officer.
“I’m extremely pleased to leave this office in the hands of one of the finest federal prosecutors I’ve ever known, Saima Mohsin. Saima is a dynamic trial lawyer and a talented manager. And, as the first woman, immigrant, Muslim United States Attorney in American history, her service is truly historic. Saima will be an outstanding representative and defender of our community as the Acting United States Attorney.” said Schneider, the current attorney.