Stakes on a Plane: An Early Analysis of the “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” Executive Order

Here’s what is new and clearly articulated as of today, January 28:

o Uniform screening standards and procedures (such as in-person interviews);

o The creation of a database of identity documents;

o Amended application forms with questions “aimed at identifying fraudulent answers and malicious intent”;

o A mechanism to ensure that individuals are who they claim to be;

o A process to evaluate the person’s “likelihood of becoming a positively contributing member of society” and “ability to make contributions to the national interest”; and

o A mechanism to assess whether the applicant has the intent to commit criminal or terrorist acts after entering the United States.

Some reality-checking about these policies:

Here’s how you can help advocate against these orders:

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Kara Hurvitz

Kara Hurvitz

Boots on the ground for social change, one step at a time.