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Immigration Panel Discussion (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-02-03

Duration: 00:09:16

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Immigration | Agriculture | Terrorism


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Aronson, Lauren Panelist
  • Amedee, Beryl Panelist
  • Breaux, Brian Panelist


This segment from the February 3, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham leading a panel discussion on President Donald Trump’s recent executive order suspending immigration from seven predominately Muslim countries. The panelists are: Lauren Aronson of the LSU Immigration Law Clinic; State Representative Beryl Amedee; and Brian Breaux, the Associate Commodity Director with the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. They discuss: the constitutionality of the executive order; the possible implications of the order on Louisiana agriculture; work permits; the work of the LSU Immigration Law Clinic; possible unintended consequences of the policy; and the order’s role in preventing terrorism.