President, 2KJohn Associates
May 30, 2018
Kathy John
President, 2KJohn Associates

Kathy is an attorney and international affairs professional with more than 25 years’ experience and an astute insider’s perspective on the U.S. immigration system, including on those issues currently at the forefront of public debate. She served most of her career at the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), where she held a variety of legal, managerial, program director, and policy-making positions. Most recently, she served from 2010 to 2015 as Director of EOIR’s Immigration Fraud Prevention Program and as an Associate General Counsel. She received numerous accolades and awards during her tenure with EOIR, including the agency’s Excellence in Management Award, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director’s Award for Effective Interagency Cooperation, and a special Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Service Partnership Recognition. She taught immigration politics and policy as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill subsequent to leaving federal service and in 2017 established 2KJohn Associates, an immigration and human rights consulting and research support business. She is a native of North Carolina and received her B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from the Catholic University of America. She received a master’s degree in international policy and practice (M.I.P.P.) from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in 2009. She is a member the District of Columbia Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. She also is a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law and International Law Sections.