The President today announced that he will nominate Leonel Castillo, of Houston, Tex., to be Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Department of Justice. Castillo is the city controller of Houston.
He was born on June 9, 1939, in Victoria, Tex. He received a B.A. cum laude from St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 1961 and an M.S.W. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967.
In 1967 and 1968, Castillo was supervisor of the Human Resources Development Program of the Neighborhood Centers-Day Care Association in Houston. From 1968 to 1970, Castillo served as director for Jobs for Progress in Houston.
In 1970 and 1971, Castillo served as director of the Catholic Council on Community Relations in Houston. In 1972 he became city controller.
He is presently treasurer of the State Democratic Party of Texas.