Extreme Vetting and the Muslim Ban

October 23, 2017

On September 24, the president made his temporary Muslim ban permanent, issuing a proclamation that indefinitely bars almost all travel to the United States from a list of countries. Its impact is overwhelmingly on Muslims. The Trump administration has also promised and begun implementing “extreme vetting” of travelers to the U.S.

How does the new Muslim ban work, and how is it related to “extreme vetting”? How do these policies affect immigrant and Muslim communities? What visitor and immigrant screening procedures are already in place, and how do they work?

Join the Brennan Center and New York Immigration Coalition for a discussion on extreme vetting, the Muslim ban, and the implications for American democracy and society.