Last updated on: 12/20/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Jeh Johnson, JD Biography

Title:
US Secretary of Homeland Security
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Since DACA began, thousands of Dreamers have been able to enroll in colleges and universities, complete their education, start businesses that help improve our economy, and give back to our communities as teachers, medical professionals, engineers, and entrepreneurs–all on the books. We continue to benefit as a country from the contributions of those young people who have come forward and want nothing more than to contribute to our country and our shared future.”

Letter to Representative Judy Chu, chu.house.gov, Dec. 30, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 2013-present
  • Attorney Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, 2002-2009 and 2012-2013
  • General Counsel, Department of Defense, 2009-2012
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004
  • Special Counsel, John Kerry’s Presidential Campaign, 2004
  • Chairman, New York City Bar’s Judiciary Committee, 2001-2004
  • General Counsel, Department of the Air Force, 1998-2001
  • Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1989-1991
  • Associate Attorney, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, 1984-1989
  • Former Executive Committee Member, New York City Bar Association
Education:
  • JD, Columbia University, 1982
  • BA, Morehouse College, 1979
Other:
  • Appointed as Secretary of Homeland Security by President Obama on Dec. 23, 2013, following confirmation in the US Senate by a vote of 78-16.
  • Full name is Jeh Charles Johnson
Quoted in:
  1. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?