Jeh Johnson

Politician Jeh Johnson is the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security and is the fourth person to hold this position. Prior to this role, the Morehouse College and Columbia Law School alum was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 during the first Obama Administration. Back in October 2013, he was nominated for the position by President Barack Obama and was confirmed two months later in December 2013 by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 78-16. In addition to his role at the White House, he is a civil, criminal trial lawyer.

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The Clock's Ticking: Inside the Dept. of Homeland Security Shutdown Showdown

Political stalemate may force the agency to partially shutter.

White House Puts Immigration Plans on Hold After Ruling

Immigrants' loss may be the Department of Homeland Security's gain, at least temporarily.

What You Need to Know About the Border Crisis

Frequently asked questions about the border crisis.

Obama Administration Seeks Ways Past Legal, Political Hurdles in Child Migrant Crisis

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says no one, not even children trying to escape violent countries, can illegally enter the United States without eventually facing deportation proceedings.

Obama: I'll Act on My Own on Immigration

President Obama says he can't sit by and do nothing on immigration.

Senate Confirms Jeh Johnson to Head Homeland Security

Former Defense counsel Jeh Johnson confirmed by Senate to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security.
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