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May 01

Grading Obama's Immigration Policies

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In recent months, the Obama Administration has unveiled multiple initiatives aimed at tackling the drug cartel problem at the southern border from increased resources border taskforces to money for port of entry enhancements.  At the same time, however, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has issued a temporary halt on workplace raids and other internal immigration enforcement efforts aimed at identifying illegal workers inside the United States.  President Obama himself has indicated to several groups that that he plans to take up comprehensive immigration reform this year. 

On May 6, 2009, Secretary Napolitano is tentatively scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Administration's immigration enforcement efforts. Join the Heritage Foundation as we analyze what will and should be said at the hearing, including an examination of the Obama Administration's most recent border initiatives, discussion of recent changes in internal immigration enforcement at DHS, and analysis of the new Administration's progress towards developing practical, cost-effective immigration policies.

More About the Speakers

Julie Myers Wood
Former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Stewart Verdery
Former Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Robert Rector
Senior Research Fellow,
Domestic Policy,
The Heritage Foundation

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Jena Baker McNeill Jena Baker McNeill

Policy Analyst, Homeland Security Read More