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WEBCAST ONLY | "Extreme Vetting": Will it Make America Safer?

Bipartisan Policy Center
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Washington, DC 20005
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The Trump administration has now issued two executive orders suspending visas for six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the US refugee program for 120 days. The executive orders state that these “pauses” are in order to review and improve the process used to screen and vet visitors and refugees. This webcast discussed the current vetting system for visa holders and refugees, and what additional vetting measures could prove helpful and feasible in the future.


Marc Frey
Executive Director at Bancroft Global Development, a non-profit mentoring organization and a for-profit venture capital partnership that work together to foster stability in conflict zones; a non-resident fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ International Security Program; and previously served as Chief of Staff in the Office of Policy Development and as Director of the Visa Waiver Program at the Department of Homeland Security.

Theresa Brown
Director of Immigration Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center; previously director of immigration and border policy at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and was on Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff’s Second Stage Review of USCIS; a member and later director of the Immigration Legislation Task Force in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy, and later the first DHS director of Canadian affairs and DHS Attaché to Canada.

 President Donald Trump Borders and Enforcement


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