The Closing of the American Border

Speaker:
Edward Alden Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, "The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11"
Presider:
Warren Bass Deputy Editor, Outlook, The Washington Post
Description

In his new book, Edward Alden goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the Bush administrationís struggle to balance security and openness in the wake of the worst ever attack on U.S. soil. Based on extensive interviews with the Bush administration officials charged with securing the border after 9/11, the book shows how an administration that appeared united in the aftermath of the attacks was wracked by internal divisions over how to balance security and openness. We hope you and a guest will join us for a discussion of the book and U.S. immigration policy.

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