This Joint Subcommittee hearing will review Presidential Proclamation 9645 issued on September 24, 2017 and upheld by the Supreme Court on June 27, 2018.  The Proclamation suspends the entry of foreign nationals into the United States from countries that failed to meet minimum baseline requirements for immigration screening and vetting. 


Panel I

Mr. Edward Ramotowski
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services
Bureau of Consular Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Ms. Elizabeth Neumann
Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy
Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Todd Hoffman
Executive Director
Admissions and Passenger Programs, Office of Field Operations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Panel II

Mr. Abdollah Dehzangi

Mr. Ismail Ahmed Hezam Alghazali

Ms. Farhana Khera
President and Executive Director
Muslim Advocates

Mr. Andrew R. Arthur
Resident Fellow in Law and Policy
Center for Immigration Studies