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U.S. national security requires fixing the immigration and visa screening process


U.S. national security requires fixing the immigration and visa screening process


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Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 9:30am

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

The Center for Immigration Studies held a panel discussion focusing on how to ensure that those seeking immigration benefits – whether visitor visas, asylum, refugee resettlement, green cards, or citizenship – do not pose a threat to national security or public safety.




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Mark Krikorian's Introduction

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Statement by Jessica Vaughan

A former consular officer with the State Department, Vaughan's areas of expertise include the visa process, immigration benefits, and law enforcement. She has testified before Congress on many immigration topics, including the visa waiver program, visa security, and entry-exit controls.

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Statement by Don Crocetti

Crocetti's career of administering and enforcing immigration laws has spanned more than 36 years. He served as the Interim Director of USCIS' Eastern Region, Director of USCIS (and legacy INS) Baltimore District Office, and Associate Commissioner of INS Examinations. He founded the Immigration Integrity Group, where he continues to advocate enhancing the integrity of this country's legal immigration system.

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Statement by David North

An internationally recognized authority on immigration policy, North has been studying the issue for nearly half a century for a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies. He has testified frequently before Congress as well as before every federal immigration policy commission since the 1970s.

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Question and Answer Session

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