POSTPONED: Impacts of the Trump Administration’s Immigration Policy 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.

Washington, D.C. — The series of executive orders signed by the Trump administration shortly after taking office signaled a comprehensive anti-immigrant and anti-refugee agenda. The first executive order, and a revised version from March 6, which banned Muslim refugees and would cripple the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program, created chaos at airports around the country and left refugees in limbo. The two subsequent executive orders laid the blueprint for President Donald Trump’s deportation force, increasing immigration enforcement actions and enforcement resources at the southern border and in the interior of the country and resulting in Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conducting raids throughout the country.

On Tuesday, March 14, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host William F. Wechsler, CAP Action Senior Fellow and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and combating terrorism; Ramon Batista, assistant chief of the Tucson Police Department in Arizona; and Oscar Hernandez, Own the Dream Lead Field Organizer for United We Dream for a conversation about the domestic and national security implications, as well as the community impacts, of the Trump administration’s executive orders and the subsequent national and local events.

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Opening remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund

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
Oscar Hernandez, Own the Dream Lead Field Organizer, United We Dream

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


Tuesday, March 14, 2017
1:00 p.m. ET – 2:00 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H Street NW, 10th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Tanya Arditi at or 202.741.6258.