Tiffney Johnson served as a consular officer with the U.S. Department of State for 15 years. Her postings include Honduras, Australia, Cuba, Juarez, Mexico, New York, and Washington D.C. After a domestic tour in the Visa Office Legal Department in Washington, D.C. her first assignment abroad was to Juarez, Mexico, where she also served as the Deputy Fraud Prevention Chief. In Havana, Cuba, she served as the Immigrant Visa Chief and implemented the Cuban Family Reunification Program. In Sydney, Australia, she served as Deputy Consular Section Chief, started the first fraud prevention unit and interviewed applicants from almost every country. She also served as Deputy Consular General in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In her last tour, Tiffney was the Assistant Director of the New York Passport Agency; the largest passport agency in the U.S., where up to 400 emergency same-day passports are processed.
Tiffney has an expertise in "crimmigration" (immigration consequences of criminal convictions), complex citizenship issues, and visa and passport policy. In her career, she interviewed over 150,000 immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants, completed the Advanced Consular Course, and trained over 60 junior Foreign Service officers.
Tiffney graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law receiving CALI awards for her performance in Torts, Border Crimes, Sports Law, Criminal Law, and Legal Writing. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and currently works as a freelance writer and consultant.