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Panel discusses health effects of family separations

 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.

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.

Editorial: Undocumented immigrants aren’t punishment for sanctuary cities

In an effort to retaliate against Democrats, White House officials have been pressuring immigration authorities to move immigrant detainees to sanctuary cities this week.

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.

Editorial: Trump’s test of emergency powers

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.

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.

Editorial | Denmark immigration policy inhumane

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.”

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.

Editorial: New immigration proposal is unnecessarily strict

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.

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.

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

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)

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 minors.” Not all of them arrived that way. Nearly 2,500 children have been separated from ...

Students gather for State of the Union address viewing

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)

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 association. Around 20 students gathered in Posvar Hall Tuesday evening for a viewing part...

SGB prioritizes human rights, Safety Fair

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

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 a human rights conference at Pitt. “I hope people get a strong foundation in human rights concern...

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

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 17, 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 he made in a meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and sev...

Immigration officials make arrest on Craig Street

Immigration and Customs Enforcement made an arrest on Craig Street Thursday. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton, Janine Faust and Salina Pressimone

January 11, 2018

Immigration officers arrested a person on Craig Street Thursday afternoon as part of a targeted raid in the Oakland area, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Thursday night. ICE officials said the Pittsburgh sub-office conducted an operation that lead to the arrest of one person at the Un...

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