EWU Immigration Conference Addresses Student Worries


Cathi Tactaquin, executive director and co-founder of National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), gave a keynote address to students and faculty at Showalter Auditorium titled “Immigration and the Trump Presidency.”

After the speech, EWU treats attendees to lunch, followed by a series of workshops.

Tactaquin, who co-founded the NNIRR in 1986, spoke on a number of topics, including the president’s executive orders issued on immigration and traveling, sanctuary status and the outlook of immigration under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The speech came after a five-week span, during which political unrest spread across the nation. This is after an executive order was passed that barred citizens of seven pre-dominantly Muslim countries from entering into the U.S. Opponents called the sanctions unconstitutional, and a court ruling stayed the order on Feb. 9, and by mobilizing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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