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Editorial | This is the real border crisis

Migrants line up for processing at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in McAllen, Texas, in June 2018.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 26, 2019

Democrats and Republicans need to throw their ideological differences away in order to ensure that people arriving at the border are, at the very least, being treated humanely.

Editorial: The wall isn’t a national emergency

U.S. President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to build his promised border wall during a Feb. 15 press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 18, 2019

What Trump fails to recognize in all this is that there is no crisis at the border. His national emergency creates far more problems than it solves and is a complete overextension of executive powers.

Opinion | Schumer and Pelosi are hypocritical in fight for border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the press on the South Lawn as he returns to the White House on Monday in Washington, D.C.

By Hayden Timmins, Staff Columnist

January 15, 2019

Schumer and Pelosi seem more comfortable with spending taxpayers’ dollars on useless projects rather than giving Trump 0.14 percent of the yearly budget to help prevent the illegal entry and re-entry of criminals

Editorial: Trump’s border security the wrong answer to real problems

President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 9, 2019

President Donald Trump’s first prime-time address was his opportunity to make a case for his border security plan. Instead, it highlighted just how little Trump understood the problems he hoped a border wall would fix.

Editorial: Trump needs to compromise on wall

A sign announcing closure of the National Archives due to a partial government shutdown is displayed on Dec. 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 8, 2019

Trump needs to put aside his ego long enough to agree to a compromise, or else the consequences of a prolonged government shutdown will be serious for many Americans.

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