Perspectives on the Trump Executive Order on Immigration


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Juliette Kayyem
Gil Kerlikowske
David French
Moshik Temkin
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation

A conversation with
David French
Senior Fellow, National Review Institute
Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Juliette Kayyem
Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School
Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Homeland Security (2009–2010)
Gil Kerlikowske
Institute of Politics Spring 2017 Resident Fellow
Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (2014-2017)
Moshik Temkin
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Initiative on History and Public Policy, Ash Center Democratic Governance and Innovation
Author, Undesirables: Travel Control and Surveillance in the Age of Global Politics, forthcoming from Harvard University Press   
R. Nicholas Burns (moderator)
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School


Moderator R. Nicholas Burns was joined by panelists David French, Juliette Kayyem, Gil Kerlikowske, and Moshik Temkin to discuss the ramifications of President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The panelists discussed a wide range of issues relating to border security, constitutional law, and refugee and anti-terrorism efforts under the Trump administration. The panelists also discussed the future of immigration law under the new administration, focusing on the new slate of advisors and cabinet members in the White House and how immigration and refugee law will change moving forward.