Upcoming Panel: Our Borders a Decade after 9/11 | Center for Immigration Studies

Our Borders a Decade after 9/11

Key Congressman, Analysts Examine Immigration Improvements, Remaining Challenges

WASHINGTON (September 2011) – Ten years after 19 foreign hijackers staged the 9/11 attacks, much has changed in America’s immigration and border-control policies, and much has not. The Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion to examine what’s been done in immigration and related areas since 9/11 to strengthen America’s security and what challenges remain.

The panel discussion will be on Thursday, September 15, at 9 a.m., in Room 2237 of Rayburn House Office Building. The speakers will include:

  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee after 9/11 and author, among other things, of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, the REAL ID Act of 2005, and the Border Protection, Anti-terrorism and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (which passed the House but not the Senate)
  • Janice Kephart, the Center’s Director of National Security Policy and former border counsel for the 9/11 Commission
  • Jessica Vaughan, the Center’s Director of Policy Studies and former Foreign Service Officer
  • Roy Beck, Executive Director of Numbers USA
  • Moderator: Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies
Janice Kephart writes on border and identity security and programs, especially as they pertain to terrorist travel, as well as leadership and organizational issues at DHS. Kephart is founder of the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA). Read More