- US Secretary of Homeland Security
- Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
“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
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
- 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
- JD, Columbia University, 1982
- BA, Morehouse College, 1979
- 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
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