This Saturday afternoon, BU’s chapter of Amnesty International held a panel discussion on human rights and immigration law under the Trump administration. The panelists, Hiam Altali the Founder of Justice for Detainees in Syria, Tahirah Dean, an immigration law attorney, Yoana Kuzmova, a BU immigration law Professor, Timothy Longman, Director of the Institute of Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Elena Noureddine, an immigration attorney, and Terry Rockefeller, the Amnesty International Board of Directors documentary film producer, all agreed that the US should be doing more in its efforts to aid countries in crisis.
They also discussed the inhumane ways the US treats immigrants and the power that ICE officers have over detainees. The panelists came to the consensus that it doesn’t seem like Human Rights is even on Trump’s radar and that he may be doing just the opposite of fighting for people’s rights.
For full coverage of the event check out my Twitter moment.
How do you think the Trump administration compares to past administrations in terms of their role in aiding refugees?