Upcoming Panel: Our Borders a Decade after 9/11

By CIS on September 6, 2011

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