Immigration Impact

Fear of Another 9/11 Continues to Drive US Immigration Policy 20 Years Later” (September 14, 2021)

“The September 11th terrorist attacks not only led to the tragic deaths of 2,977 people, they fundamentally changed the nature of immigration law and policy in the United States. Since 9/11, the U.S. government has viewed every non-U.S. citizen seeking to enter the country as a potential threat. Foreign tourists and students, temporary workers, permanent immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants are all now evaluated first and foremost through the lens of national security…..”

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walteraewing

I have worked in various capacities over the past 15 years at the American Immigration Council--a nonprofit in Washington, DC, that is devoted to the advancement of U.S. immigration policies that are both practical and humane. I have a Ph.D. in anthropology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center.

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