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Spring 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017
The Visa Promise
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An EmergentC21 Forum
3:30 pm Curtin 175
Recorded video

The Visa Promise reacts to president Trump’s executive order on immigration that bars nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States regardless of their visa status.

Organized as a panel discussion, The Visa Promise brings together the Milwaukee community, field experts, and UWM researchers for a conversation on the new immigration order and its impact on human lives. It will cover 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 to be addressed include: 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)

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