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Thursday, May 17 • 14:30 - 15:45
Extreme Vetting: Tools & Troubles

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In this session, we will evaluate new and emerging programs that use social media for “extreme vetting” of visitors and immigrants to the United States, both during the visa process and after their arrival in the United States. The session will address the technical feasibility of recent government proposals. Speakers will highlight the impact of such initiatives on immigrant and refugee populations, as well as privacy and free speech risks. The session will conclude with a discussion of strategies to push back against the discriminatory and dangerous use of algorithms in this context, with the goal of generating additional ideas from the audience.

avatar for Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel

Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Faiza Patel is an expert on national security and surveillance laws and policies, who focuses on how they impact minority populations. In addition to co-authoring the Center’s Extreme Vetting report, she has published research on countering violent extremism, efforts to incite fear... Read More →

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Rachel Levinson-Waldman

Senior Counsel, LNS Program, Brennan Center for Justice

Christina Sinha

Staff Attorney and Program Manager, National Security and Civil Rights Program, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus

Thursday May 17, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT