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

Editorial | This is the real border crisis

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.
Mexican author Valeria Luiselli at Hay Festival 2016.

Opinion | Know violence in vocabulary

By Leah Mensch, Staff Columnist March 19, 2019
In Mexico City, Valeria Luiselli is a name most households know and love. In the United States, the author is lesser known, though that’s begun to change.
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Editorial: Trump defies bipartisanship for border fiction

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 6, 2019
Despite the triumphs made in the last year, Trump’s address only further displayed eagerness to use falsehoods to stoke fear and xenophobic anger to accomplish his political ends.
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the press before departing the White House to visit the Texas border as the federal government shutdown continues on Thursday.

Editorial: Trump’s test of emergency powers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 11, 2019
The National Emergencies Act of 1976 was originally passed to provide a check on presidential power while codifying specific constraints under which presidents could declare states of emergency. Congress must enforce this intent.
Hayti Alvarado, 26, holds her son Esteban Alvarado, 3, as her daughter Gabriella Alvarado, 11, cries in fear after being detained near the Rio Grande River. The Alvarado family had to flee their country after Gabriella was threatened at school. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Editorial: Separating families is unethical no matter how it’s handled

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 20, 2018

Reporters were recently permitted to visit to a shelter in Texas housing 1,500 migrant boys who crossed the southern U.S. border illegally. The children staying in the shelter have been deemed “unaccompanied...

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