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The Visa Promise
Mar 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Visa Promise was a special EmergentC21 panel reacting to president Trump’s executive order on immigration that barred nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States regardless of their visa status.
Organized as a panel discussion, The Visa Promise brought together the Milwaukee community, field experts, and UWM researchers for a conversation on Trump’s immigration order and its impact on human lives. The discussion covered the promises made to the people who are living here and to those who might live here in the future, as well as addressing the general perceptions of the United States abroad.
Some questions that were addressed included: Is a visa a legal document? What is the legal and social understanding of a U.S. visa? What are the rights of visa holders? How has the executive order affected visa applications? How does this executive order affect international students studying in American universities? What is its overall impact on higher education?
Rachel Buff (UWM History)
Anna Mansson McGinty (UWM Geography and Women’s and Gender Studies)
Dav Odrcic (Odrcic Law Group, LLC)
Kristin Sziarto (UWM Geography)
Arijit Sen (UWM Architecture and Urban Planning)