Immigration: Balancing Security and Compassion

TUE, JAN 8, 2019 (1:13:37)

Comprehensive immigration reform has been a hot button issue for decades in this country. Immigration policy forces politicians and citizens alike to weigh economic and security concerns against humanitarian interests.

The current administration has approached this issue with an emphasis on "security first" regarding immigration policy, looking to slash immigration to the United States. Measures including the "travel ban," the proposed border-wall with Mexico, and pledges to deport millions of undocumented immigrants all raise questions on how to balance keeping America safe from terrorism while still being a "nation of immigrants."

This panel examines the Immigration Debate: Balancing Security and Compassion. The event is co-sponsored by Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture.


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