President Trump was elected on a pledge to fix an American immigration system that many perceive to be broken. Already, through a series of executive orders, the new administration has begun to forge a radical shift in immigration policy based on stricter border controls and enforcement actions, and plans to construct a wall along the Mexican border. While constitutional disputes loom, millions of legal and unauthorized migrants, and refugees, face a less certain future in the United States. What might be the implications of these moves for the US economy and society? As federal policy becomes more restrictive how are states, cities, and local communities responding?
Noorani’s new book There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration will be available for sale and signing at the event from The Book Cellar.