Capitol Hill Briefing on 'Extreme Vetting' Dec. 5

November 30, 2017

As President Trump expands his “extreme vetting” of travelers coming to the United States, questions remain about what the program means in practice – and whether it will have any effect on reducing terror threats, if it is necessary given the already extensive system of national security checks, and the economic and cultural costs of further increasing checks.
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, which recently published the related report Extreme Vetting and the Muslim Ban examining the security features of the U.S. visa system and recent changes to them, is hosting a briefing, open to the media and public, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, December 5, at 10:30 AM. CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
The briefing, featuring experts from the Brennan Center, the Cato Institute, and the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown University Law Center, will also examine the administration’s proposed ‘digital extreme vetting’ initiative. This program, denounced by technologists and civil society organizations earlier this month, aims to predict the threat level and societal worth of potential visitors to the U.S. based on their online footprints.
Tue, December 5, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
United States Capitol Visitor Center, Room 203
East Capitol St NE & First St NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20515
Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director, Center on Privacy & Technology; Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, the Cato Institute
Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Read the report Extreme Vetting and the Muslim Ban.
Read more about the Brennan Center’s work on Liberty & National Security.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Naren Daniel at (646) 292-8381 or