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Who is Labor secretary pick Alexander Acosta?

President Trump is expected to nominate R. Alexander Acosta to be secretary of Labor on Thursday after fast food exec Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration.

Here are six things to know about the nominee:

  • He currently is dean of Florida International University College of Law and chairman of U.S. Century Bank.
  • Prior to becoming the dean at FIU, Acosta served as the first Hispanic assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department under the George W. Bush administration and was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
  • He served as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
  • The Miami native graduated from Harvard College with a degree in…

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