Gabe Liu

Presidential Powers and Immigration Post 9/11

The Scholar: Gabe Liu

The Project: Presidential Powers and Immigration Post 9/11

The Essential Question: It is said that every event in the world causes infinite ripples. If the occurrence is impactful enough, it can have unforeseen results for years to come. This is the case for the 9/11 terror attacks. On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was destroyed in a terrorist attack by a Middle East-based organization known as Al-Qaeda. Several other U.S. government buildings were also targeted. This day proved to be one of the most devastating in the history of the U.S. People across the country consider this to be the biggest national tragedy in recent memory, and millions were affected directly. These attacks may have occurred on 9/11, but that day set forth a course events that continues to impact U.S. immigration policy today.

What I Learned: “I was surprised at the direct connections I was able to make between the sociopolitical trends that a deeply impactful event like 9/11 created and the many different political ramifications that came as a result for many years to come.”