Trump’s Immigration Order: Legal and Policy Issues

Trump’s Immigration Order: Legal and Policy Issues
February 1, 2017
NYU School of Law Forum

In a move he said was part of an “extreme vetting” plan to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists,” President Donald Trump issued an executive order last Friday indefinitely barring Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspending all other refugee admissions for 120 days, and excluding citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries (refugees or otherwise) for 90 days. The rule is being applied to people who have valid visas, including those returning from vacations, business trips, and travel for school. “There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “Study the world!” But is his executive order on immigration more than just not nice-is it also illegal, unjust, and unwise? What’s the view of those who study the Constitution and relevant statutes? Come hear an assessment by three NYU Law experts in immigration law. And bring any questions you may have on the topic.

Panelists:
Adam Cox, Robert A. Kindler Professor of Law
Alina Das ’05, Associate Professor of Clinical Law; co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic

Moderator:
Nancy Morawetz ’81, Professor of Clinical Law; co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic