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Motown Residents Think Detroit Is A Sanctuary City — It’s Not

Days after Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López pushed for Detroit to become a sanctuary city for immigrants without documentation. Two months later, when President Trump issued an executive order threatening to withhold federal funding from communities harboring immigrants, Mayor Mike Duggan said that, in fact, Detroit is not a sanctuary city. The city’s famously fragile budget has some Democrats caving to financial pressure from the White House, yet echoing

Mental Health

4 Ways to Mentally Adjust to Moving and Life Changes

Greek philosopher Heraclitus once stated that “the only constant in life is change.” And, although it might sound like a paradox, in actuality, we are constantly evolving, disrupting our lives in search for something better. However, as humans our mental health can become extremely fragile during these times, making falling into a negative mindset much easier. Here are my top tips, that I have personally used, to embrace the change that comes with moving. Lock

Politics, Uncategorized

Here’s Why Trump’s Executive Order Isn’t All That Helpful

As of now, there have already been about 2,000 immigrant children being separated from their parents at the US border, due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy that “prohibits both attempted illegal entry and illegal entry into the United States by an alien.” “We’re going to have strong, very strong borders, but we’re going to keep the families together.” Just this Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separation

Europe/UK

The Windrush Immigration Scandal, Explained

Thousands of people residing in the U.K., some for over 50 years, are now in danger of removal and deportation from the country they call home. The Windrush Generation is characterized by immigrants from the Caribbean, namely Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, who arrived in Britain any time between 1948 and 1971 in order to provide aid and more sets of working hands during the labor shortage of World War II. Like the dreamers residing in

Politics

Key Points Of President Trump’s State Of The Union Address

Clocking in at one hour and 20 minutes, President Trump delivered the third longest State of the Union speech in history, according to the American Presidency Project. Since the average person would not have maintained focus for the entirety of the speech, let’s go over a few key points of Tuesdays’ SOTU. Calls For Bipartisanship and Unity In the beginning of his address, President Trumps said “Tonight, I call upon on all of us to

International

The Berlin Wall and the Ideological Wall of the Present

Jubilant cries filled the air as hordes of people came tumbling through the wall to West Berlin. Cheering in joy and exhalation, they greeted the graffiti painted by defiant West Berliners and attempted to reduce the wall to rubble, trying to tear it down in a fury and pocketing chunks of the stone as souvenirs. The Berlin Wall was viewed as a symbol of the Cold War for years. Erected to stem the tide of

Politics

Trump’s Bigotry: The Bigger Problem of the Sh*thole Comment

President Trump was quick to deny the most recent accusation that he made a comment in which he denounced prominently black foreign nations as “sh*thole countries.” Yet with a sitting Democratic senator and various outlets of media confirming his quote as true and with Trump’s continuous conflict with credibility, the importance of the controversy is not whether or not he actually did say it, but what it says about the increasingly impacting matter of Trump’s

Politics

Why America Cannot Accept Trump’s DACA Deal

President Donald Trump promises to consider reforming the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but with a tiny string attached—a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Yes, this is back on the table. “Our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Trump made the explicit purpose of the wall clear when he called most Mexicans rapists and criminals

Op-ed

What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada’s Ruthlessly Pragmatic Immigration Policy

Immigration policy has been in the spotlight for the past couple of years and U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasingly inflammatory rhetoric about immigration has sparked nationwide debate over the fate of America’s future immigrants. Arguments over immigration are increasingly more extreme: more immigration is an immense threat to national security or illegal immigration is not intrinsically a problem and there should be no policies that expand immigration enforcement. Both are unrealistic and uninformed views on how the

Politics

What Do We Do About a Potential End to DACA? #DefendDACA

Politico reported Sunday that, according to two sources familiar to President Donald Trump, Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with a six month delay to give Congress time to act. Trump has apparently wrestled with the decision for months because of bipartisan support for the program. Now, with the urging of Attourney General Jeff Sessions, Trump has been convinced that the program (created by Barack Obama after Congress had

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