By Grace Hamilton, Staff Writer The State Department official who served as the U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned due to complaints of the Biden administration’s “inhumane” treatment of Haitian immigrants. Daniel Foote, who was named the special envoy in July, sent his resignation letter on Sept. 22. His statement, in part, read: “I will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti…” Foote’s assignment as envoy came after the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse in July. The assassination occurred amid a rising wave of … Continue reading Haitian envoy resigns
By: Patrick O’Neil Thanks to the 2016 presidential race, immigration has once again become a popular debate in American politics. Throughout my life, my view of immigration has been ever evolving. When I was young, I was completely against it for all of the conservative reasons one is against immigration — jobs, drugs, tax base and property value. I held these views for the majority of my life. Within the last year, my view shifted more to the left. With the Mexican refugee problem, immigration turned from a numbers game to a humanitarian crisis. The coverage of this crisis changed … Continue reading Is the grass greener on the other side? How Americans should view perspectives surrounding immigration
By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Europe faces a migrant crisis as people from the Middle East and North Africa attempt to flee their home countries with the hope of escaping the chaos and poverty. The crisis made international headlines on April 18 when a boat carrying more than 900 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. The boat, described to be no more than 70 feet long, was being sailed by human smugglers who planned to help the migrants cross European borders. As of April 20, only 28 survivors have been found, and at least 24 … Continue reading European immigration crisis emphasized by shipwreck
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