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Provost Ann Cudd and seven other provosts at Pennsylvania universities signed a document last Tuesday saying the new visa rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security  rules are “unnecessary” and “harmful.”

Pitt submits document opposing proposed DHS visa rules

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 11, 2020
Pitt submitted comments on Oct. 27 opposing new visa requirements proposed by the Trump administration. The document, signed by Provost Ann Cudd, said the rules are “unnecessary” and “harmful” and called on the federal government to immediately withdraw them.
President Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House.

Trump threatens to challenge Pa. ballots arriving before Friday deadline

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2020
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he and his campaign would be “going in with our lawyers” to try to halt the count of ballots arriving after polls close on Election Day this Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Pennsylvania.
New rules proposed by the Trump administration seek to create fixed terms of up to four years for student visas, as well as create new applications for international students to extend their stay in the United States, among other changes.

‘A perpetual state of fear’: International students criticize latest round of proposed student visa changes

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor October 14, 2020
The new rules published on Sept. 25 by the Department of Homeland Security — which would affect many of Pitt’s more than 3,100 international students — seek to create fixed terms of up to four years for student visas, as well as new applications for international students to extend their stay in the United States.
President Donald Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border, east of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, on Sept. 18.

Editorial: Democrats can’t stall impeachment any longer

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 24, 2019
If Trump’s behavior was corrupt and constitutes an impeachable offense, not impeaching him would be accepting the president’s power to seek foreign interference in our democracy.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walking from her new office in the Longworth House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol, a few hours before being sworn in as a member of Congress.

Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 15, 2019
It is natural to disagree with politicians, but no matter how opposed one is to their values, inciting violence against them through misinformation — as Trump did with his video — is never OK.
The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to bypass the lower courts and take the president’s military ban for transgender citizens upon itself.

Editorial: Trump fundamentally misunderstands role of justice system

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 27, 2018
The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court Friday to fast-track the case of the President Donald Trump’s military ban for transgender citizens, an obvious overstep by the executive branch — and it’s not the first time the Trump administration has crossed this line.
Eulalia Dalila Pojoy Cuyuch, 33, of Guatemala (far right) and her family say goodbye to a friend as they wait along the border fence to turn themselves into U.S. Customs on June 14, asking for asylum in Tijuana, Mexico.

Editorial: Troops not necessary to welcome migrant caravan

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 26, 2018
An order from the White House gives these troops permission to use lethal force against migrants to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel. This is yet another example of the Trump administration’s inability to humanely and intelligently deal with immigration.
An El Dorado County search and rescue team looks for the remains of a body in Magalia's West Park Drive on Thursday after the Camp Fire burned many homes in the area.

Editorial: Trump wrongly blames forest management for fires

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 19, 2018
Unsurprisingly, President Donald Trump has once again proven himself incapable of appropriately responding to tragedy, resorting to victim-blaming and threats rather than promising to help with disaster relief.
Trump's inadequate response to the Tree of Life shooting

Trump’s inadequate response to the Tree of Life shooting

By Mackenzie Oster, For The Pitt News November 16, 2018
Trump’s initial response to the Pittsburgh shooting was to suggest the addition of armed guards in places of worship and a stricter implementation of the death penalty. Both of Trump’s suggestions model the behavior that they seek to prevent — the addition of more violence and death to society.
Trump's transgender policies disregard science, human rights

Trump’s transgender policies disregard science, human rights

By Sandy Fairclough, Staff Columnist November 14, 2018
The transgender community won’t be silenced by the Trump administration's transphobic policies.
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