Implications of an immigration ban

President Donald J. Trump has signed executive orders related to immigration and refugees. One order directs construction of a wall and detention facilities to secure the nation’s southern border with Mexico. The second order directs deportation of undocumented immigrants who have engaged in criminal activity and cuts off federal grants to “sanctuary” entities. A third order authorizes a review of immigration criteria and temporarily suspends acceptance of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, while barring Syrian refugees indefinitely. Caren J. Frost is the director of the Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration and can discuss these orders and their implications for refugee programs.

Caren J. Frost | research professor, College of Social Work, and director of the Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration | 801-581-5287 | caren.frost@socwk.utah.edu