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Poma: The Supreme Court on Immigration: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward

Poma: The Supreme Court on Immigration: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

July 19, 2020

  The Supreme Court recently undertook cases involving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and political asylum seekers. On June 18, in opposition to President Donald Trump’s efforts to end DACA, the Supreme Court ruled that they could not do so — at least, for now. The de...

Poma: Trump’s COVID-19 Immigration Policies Are Self-Serving at Best

President Donald Trump (Courtesy Flickr)

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

June 14, 2020

  In March, Trump announced that he would close Canadian and Mexican borders until Easter – or at least until the pandemic subsides. In May, Trump announced that he would be extending the border closure “indefinitely,” and we have yet to see any developments. I speculated in an earlier op-ed that given his track record, Trump may not lift the ban any time soon, and so far, he’s ...

Poma: Trump Wants to Close the Border to Slow the Pandemic. I Don’t Trust Him to Reopen It.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by United States Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan Department of Homeland Security, visit the border area of Otay Mesa, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, a neighborhood along the Mexican border in San Diego, California. (Photo by Shealah Craighead | Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

April 15, 2020

  Coverage of COVID-19 can be difficult to sift through. Given the global scale and rapid pace of the crisis, it can be easy to get lost among all the new information and not know about some pressing issues. Recently, President Donald Trump announced that they would close the Canadian and Mexi...

DACA and the DREAM: What U Should Know

There are often misconceptions that can come from political speeches describing who DACA recipients are.  (Photo by Tom Denton | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

April 7, 2020

  In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it would be terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA. Since then there have been several lawsuits filed against the motion. According to the New York Times, in 2019 the Supreme Court was determining if the dismissal ...

Poma: Undocumented Students Are Just as Worthy of the Resources Given to Citizens

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By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

February 9, 2020

  Undocumented students in the U.S. are unable to apply for federal aid and thus face the difficult challenge of finding alternative means to pay for higher education. While the University of Utah and other colleges have resources to help these students, their reception of financial aid as a ...

Chavez: Consider the Contributing Factors to Criminal Behavior

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By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

September 7, 2019

The American criminal justice system needs a complete overhaul, as does negative societal attitudes towards people who commit crime and the stigmatizing language used to describe them. Whether it is used consciously or subconsciously, language can cause damage and dehumanization.  The word "criminal" is stigmatizing, isolat...

U Student Film Features Refugees Across the Valley

Students attend the film screening at the Social Work Building at the University of Utah on Aug. 17, 2019. (Courtesy of Peter Johnston.)

August 19, 2019

  A student film entitled "Refugee Voices" featuring student refugees and their stories of migration held its premiere Aug. 17 at the University of Utah College of Social Work. The film was part of an exhibit showcasing the refugee experience of coming to the United States. The film and accompanying ex...

Reese: Close the Camps

President Donald J. Trump made a trip the U.S.-Mexico Border near Calexico CA. During his visit he viewed a newly installed section border wall near the Gran Plaza Outlets. Courtesy Flickr.

Photo by Mani Albrecht
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Office of Public Affairs
Visual Communications Division

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

July 13, 2019

  It is undoubtable that the U.S. government and U.S. border patrol are currently placing thousands of migrants into what should be considered concentration camps. Since Donald Trump was elected, the U.S. government has become responsible for at least 24 deaths within these camps, seven of them children. They are also responsible for the effects of the inhumane immigration policies perpetrated by the Trum...

Brown: Persecuted Mormon Pioneers Would Be Critical of Their Modern Day Progeny

Courtesy of William Henry Jackson [Public domain]

By Jacob Brown

March 24, 2019

  Much of what the early Mormon settlers endured during the early 19th century can be serialized as a relentless campaign of brutal displacement orchestrated by various pro-slavery state governments and politically frenzied mobs on the account of religion. While it is easy to morally critique...

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

By Andrea Alvarado

March 23, 2019

  The wall has been marketed as the sole solution to the influx of migrants to the United States-Mexico border. The president and his administration have held this enormous construction as a cure for all evils — despite there being little evidence to support this claim. Meanwhile, the pres...

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