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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.
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.
Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, speaks during the Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 11.

Editorial: DeVos’ violation of court order shows her ineptitude

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 9, 2019
This case sheds light on an Education Department run ineffectively, forming another major crack in the Trump administration.
Editorial: Trump administration threatens womens health care

Editorial: Trump administration threatens women’s health care

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 15, 2019
The Obama-era requirement that companies provide access to free birth control to employees seems to be temporarily safe from the Trump administration, but as always under this president, the fate of women’s health care still hangs in the balance.
Protesters gathered in front of the White House after Trump’s proposed military ban against transgender people in the summer of 2017.

Editorial: HHS proposal threatens transgender rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 23, 2018
A new policy from the Department of Health and Human Services would eliminate federal recognition of more than a million Americans who choose to identify with a gender they weren’t born into, an alarming leap backward in the fight for transgender rights.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is pictured during a meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 15, 2017. The Trump administration imposed individual sanctions against 10 Venezuelans who are top allies of Maduro. (Xinhua/Venezuela’s Presidency/Sipa USA/TNS)

US actions toward Venezuela contradict professed concern

Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, is currently in the midst of an economic collapse of unprecedented magnitude. Falling oil prices and political corruption have sent the country into...

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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