The attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) forced the United States to examine its immigration policies and how they relate to the national security of the nation. In the months following these events, Congress expanded the nation’s ability to collect data and share information on suspected terrorists through the passage of several laws focused on detaining and deportation of immigrants (Rosenblum, 2011). Although the intention of the enactment of these policies was to protect the nation from further terrorist attacks, they have created unforeseen impacts on populations identified as immigrants into the United States.
Gottfried, Amber; Bawa, Arpit; Goff, Russel; Grelle, Austin; and Herrera, Marielynn
"Policy on Immigration from the Southwest and Resulting Border Control Security Implications,"
Student Papers in Public Policy: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/sppp/vol1/iss1/4