Immigration and National Security: Moving Beyond 9/11

Two reports from the Center for Immigration Studies are discussed; Janice Kepharts’s “Immigration & Terrorism: Moving Beyond the 9/11 Staff Report on Terrorist Travel” and James R. Edwards’ “Keeping Extremist Out: The History of Ideological Exclusion and Need For Its Revival.” Both reports are centered on efforts to prevent further attacks on American soil and were released on August 30, 2005. A panel, including the authors of the papers, as well as commentators Mark Kirkorian and Steven A. Camarota discussed such topics as monitoring tracking immigrants within the United States, civil rights and law enforcement issues, as well as threats posed to various parts on the nation’s infrastructure. Members of the panel also talked broadly about the nature of terrorism and past government responses to terrorist threats. Following their remarks, panelists responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. Mr. Krikorian moderated the event.

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