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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

President Joe Biden speaks at the Public Education forum Downtown in 2019 during his campaign.

Editorial | President Biden needs to deliver on his progressive campaign policies

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 19, 2022
Despite a progressive campaign, President Joe Biden isn’t following through on many of his campaign promises, especially in regards to immigration and COVID-19.
 Experts, community members and students gathered in the Public Health building Friday for “Family Separations: Short and Long-term Effects,” a panel held in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month with a special focus on children in detainment centers at the border.

Panel discusses health effects of family separations

By Claudia Huggins, For The Pitt News October 13, 2019
Experts, community members and students gathered in the Public Health building Friday for a panel about how trauma can affect victims.
In an effort to retaliate against Democrats, White House officials have been pressuring immigration authorities to move immigrant detainees to sanctuary cities this week.

Editorial: Undocumented immigrants aren’t punishment for sanctuary cities

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 16, 2019
President Donald Trump’s latest proposal involves more than just labeling undocumented immigrants as a threat. Now, he’s trying to use them as punishment.
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.
Inger Stojberg — the Danish minister for immigration, integration and housing — referred to those contributing to the influx in Denmark’s immigrant population as “undesirable” and a “nuisance.”

Editorial | Denmark immigration policy inhumane

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 4, 2018
Denmark seemingly took a page right out of President Donald Trump's playbook on Friday, except far more severe — the Danish government will house rejected asylum seekers on a 17-acre island.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — an agency of the Department of Homeland Security — has an office located in Atlanta. The department recently added stipulations which will prevent immigrants who rely on government assistance from obtaining green cards.

Editorial: New immigration proposal is unnecessarily strict

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 23, 2018
The new proposal is an unfair and inhumane way to weed out immigrants whom the Trump administration deems unsuitable candidates for American citizenship.
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...

Members of the Pitt Political Science Association invited students and faculty to watch President Trump’s state of the Union address at a viewing party in Posvar. (Photos by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Students gather for State of the Union address viewing

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer January 31, 2018

While Pitt College Republicans and Pitt College Democrats hosted separate State of the Union viewing parties, Pitt’s Political Science Student Association held an event appealing to students of any political...

Student Government Board member Ian Callahan discusses SGB’s Wellness and Safety Fair at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

SGB prioritizes human rights, Safety Fair

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer January 24, 2018

Executive Vice President of Student Government Board Zuri Kent-Smith wants to educate the Pitt community about what is going on in regards to human rights and immigration around the world by organizing...

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Post-Gazette editorial not representative of newspaper or city

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 16, 2018

If the Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes’ Monday editorial “Reason as racism” put a bad taste in your mouth, you’re not alone. The editorial defended President Donald Trump’s inflammatory statement...

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