Ask Dr. Leaning & Prof J. Bhabha : Travel Restrictions and Refugees

February 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Facebook Live
Michael Miller

Refugees arriving in Lesvos, Greece, 2016 FXB Photo by Hector Lucero

How will President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration affect millions of refugees worldwide? What can the world do to provide relief to the more than 65 million refugees around the globe? Two experts on refugees and humanitarian issues will answer your questions during a Facebook Live Q&A on Monday, February 6. Jennifer Leaning, director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Jacqueline Bhabha, research director at the FXB Center, will take your questions beginning at 1:00 PM ET.

The executive order on immigration, signed on January 27, blocks citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days, suspends admission of all refugees for 120 days, and indefinitely bars refugees from Syria. The order also states that when refugee admissions are resumed, individuals who are of minority religions in their countries, and are making claims on the basis of religious persecution, will be prioritized.

To ask a question, just visit the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s  Facebook page on Monday, February 6.

Listen also to February 2’s podcast with Dr. Leaning and Prof. Bhabha on the January 27 immigration executive order.