Jerry Markon

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The suspect was released in defiance of numerous efforts to deport him back to his native Mexico.

  • Jul 6, 2015

The enforcement of immigration laws has narrowed in an effort to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants, according to documents and officials.

  • Jul 2, 2015

Gov. Nikki Haley called for the death penalty, while President Obama urged the nation to confront gun violence.

  • Jun 19, 2015

He wasn’t raised “to be like this,” an uncle said of the 21-year-old arrested in the South Carolina church shootings.

  • Jun 18, 2015

The 11-story structure was originally intended to be the working home for Obama’s executive action potentially shielding millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

  • Jun 11, 2015

  • Jun 11, 2015

The Homeland Security secretary predicts that courts will allow the Obama administration to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

  • Jun 8, 2015

Even as activists gear up, court rulings have prevented officials from moving forward on a plan to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

  • Jun 7, 2015

Russell C. Deyo, a former Johnson & Johnson executive, says came out of retirement because of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and “the mission.“

  • Jun 4, 2015

One question was answered Monday: The former House speaker will be arraigned Thursday in Chicago.

  • Jun 1, 2015
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Jerry Markon covers the Department of Homeland Security for the Post’s National Desk. He also serves as lead Web and newspaper writer for major breaking national news. Previously, he was a political/government accountability reporter, focusing on short-term investigative stories about the Affordable Care Act, lobbying and other topics. In 2012, Markon wrote in-depth stories about the U.S. presidential candidates and was one of the Post’s main deadline writers in the campaign’s critical final month. Before that, he spent nine years covering the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. and the Justice Department, writing about major national security cases and other law enforcement and legal topics. He has also covered the U.S. Supreme Court, anchored the Post’s blog on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and chronicled the war-crimes trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Markon came to the Post in early 2003 from The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the federal courthouse in Manhattan. He has also worked for Newsday, the Associated Press and the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Markon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.
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