The Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies

Impacts on Public Safety and National Security

This event has been postponed.

Due to travel complications for our panelists related to the expected winter storm, tomorrow’s event will be rescheduled for a future date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Shortly after taking office, the Trump administration signed a series of executive orders that signaled a comprehensive anti-immigrant and anti-refugee agenda. The first executive order banned Muslim refugees and would cripple the U.S. refugee resettlement program. The two subsequent executive orders laid the blueprint for President Donald Trump’s deportation force, increasing immigration enforcement actions and increasing enforcement resources at the Southern border and in the interior of the country.

President Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban created chaos at airports around the country and left refugees in limbo. As attorneys and advocates worked around the clock to represent these refugees, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were conducting raids throughout the country. These raids and increased enforcement actions have resulted in the deportation of a mother of U.S. citizen children, the arrest and detention of a transgender woman who was a victim of domestic violence, and the unjust detention of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program recipients.

Join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and expert panelists as we examine the domestic and national security implications, as well as the community impacts, of these executive orders.

 

Location:
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Opening Remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg , Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center For American Progress Action Fund

Panelists:
William F. Wechsler, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism, U.S Department of Defense
Ramon Batista, Assistant Chief, Tucson Police Department, Tucson, Arizona

Moderator:
Danyelle Solomon, Director, Progress 2050, Center For American Progress Action Fund