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John Kerry, JD Biography

US Secretary of State
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“I supported and was prepared to vote for amnesty from 1986. And it is essential to have immigration reform. Anyone who has been in this country for five or six years, who’s paid their taxes, who has stayed out of trouble, ought to be able to translate into an American citizenship immediately, not waiting.”

Democratic primary debate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sep. 4, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Secretary of State, Feb. 1, 2013-present
  • US Senator (D-MA), Jan. 3, 1985-Feb. 1, 2013
  • Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts, 1982-1984
  • First Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney of Middlesex County, 1977-1979
  • Prosecutor, Office of the District Attorney of Middlesex County, 1976-1977
  • Passed the Massachusetts Bar, 1976
  • Executive Director, Mass Action, Massachusetts, 1974
  • Fundraiser, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), 1972-1973
  • Defeated in the 1972 campaign for Congress against late US Representative Paul W. Cronin (R-MA)
  • Member, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), 1970-1971
  • Lieutenant, US Navy, 1970
  • Lieutenant Junior grade, US Navy, 1968
  • Defeated in the 2004 presidential election campaign against George W. Bush
  • Inducted, Skull and Bones Society, 1967
  • JD, Boston College Law School, 1976
  • Attended, US Navy Officer Candidate School, 1967
  • BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1966
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