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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaks at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah Campus on Dec. 13, 2018. (Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: I Was Undecided. After Weeks of Research, I’m Voting for Biden.

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor October 29, 2020

  Over the past few weeks, I’ve kept an eye on the presidential candidates so I could make an informed decision about whom to vote for. The task of choosing the right man for the job while simultaneously...

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, Assistant Opinion Editor 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...

President Donald Trump (Courtesy Flickr)

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

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor 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...

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)

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

By Sasha Poma , Assistant Opinion Editor 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...

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

DACA and the DREAM: What U Should Know

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...

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

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor 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...

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Chavez: Consider the Contributing Factors to Criminal Behavior

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...

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

U Student Film Features Refugees Across the Valley

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...

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

Reese: Close the Camps

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,...

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

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...