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After February 1, 2021, Saima Mohsin will become the United States' acting attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.  She became the United States' first female assistant attorney in March 2018, an apolitical position.  She is a prosecutor who has served in the U.S. attorney's office since 2002.  Prior to that, she was an assistant attorney general in New Jersey and an assistant district attorney in Manhattan.  As an immigrant from Pakistan, she is said to be the first Muslim woman to head the US attorney's office in the eastern district of Michigan.  She could be the first US lawyer nationally to be a Muslim immigrant, the US prosecutor said.

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