Refugees and Open Borders Under the Biden Administration featuring Dr. Nayla Rush and Jeremy Carl

Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa - 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest

Join DI Visiting Fellows Jeremy Carl, Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute & Dr. Nayla Rush, Senior Researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies, for an in-depth look at the U.S. refugee and immigration system under the Biden Administration.

America is a "nation of immigrants," or so we are told-- but, while obviously, immigration has at times been an important component of American society, a deeper look at the history of American immigration policy exposes the "nation of immigrants" ideology as a modern and politically motivated deception. Jeremy Carl Danube Institute Visiting Fellow discusses the real history of American immigration policy from the earliest days of European settlement to the 21st century. He will discuss how political actors have used and abused immigration ideology in service of their own interests.  He will suggest possible lessons for Hungary from the American experience as Hungary attempts to maintain its cultural, religious, and ethnic identity in the face of relentless pressure from Brussels to dissolve it. 

The selection process of refugees to be resettled in the United States has become even more arbitrary under the Biden administration. Recently introduced programs allow private sponsors in the United States (including newly resettled refugees and other newcomers) to select their own “refugees” and future American citizens. Dr. Nayla Rush, Visiting Danube Institute Fellow, will discuss the expansion of the refugee resettlement program under Biden & the processes put in place by his administration to admit Afghans and Ukrainians under “humanitarian parole”, official permission to enter and remain temporarily in the United States and does not constitute formal admission under the U.S. immigration system, outside the refugee resettlement program, giving them the same federal assistance and resettlement benefits as refugees. According to Dr. Rush, this is quite telling about the current refugee system, which is becoming obsolete. 


  • Jeremy Carl, Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute
    "Mythologies of American Immigration Policy"

  • Dr. Nayla Rush, Senior Researcher, Center for Immigration Studies
    "Which 'Refugees' is the United States Welcoming?"


Language: English

Date: 14 November 2023, 5.30 PM
Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa - 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest

Participation in the event is free, but registration is required, which can be done by email at events@danubeinstitute.hu or by clicking on the R.S.V.P. button:

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