Senator Ted Cruz Proposes Bill to End Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Policies

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Monday, Republican Senator Ted Cruz joined many other politicians in proposing a bill that would protect immigrant children from being separated from their parents. This is not the only bill proposed by the GOP; a similar bill is currently being drafted by several Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan. Cruz remarked that no families should ever be forcibly separated, even if their cases are still being processed. Cruz, who is preparing for the upcoming November elections, released a statement insisting that the families should…

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Shocking Recording Sheds Light on Trauma Immigrant Children Face At Border

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn June 18th, the news outlet ProPublica released audio recordings of children at the border who had just been separated from their parents. The recording was taken at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility, specifically, at detention center housing. There were about ten children in the recording, and their estimated ages were around 4-10. The horrifying recording featured children wailing and begging to speak with their parents. This recording gives us even more insight into the cruel reality of America’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy. Among…

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The Gentrification of Brooklyn Points to a Larger Historical Trend

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIn 2017, New York City’s largest borough, Brooklyn, lost about 2,000 lower-income residents. At the same time, however, the borough has been attracting a growing number of small businesses as well as about 144,071 higher-income residents. Of every county in New York State, Brooklyn’s nearly six percent jump in population in the span of a one year period puts it second only to the Bronx. However, according to the latest census reports, Brooklyn stands at 2,648,771 residents, which was 2,088 fewer than in 2016. People…

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A New York Narrative of 1978- The NYT Photo Exhibit

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIf you have never been to modern day Central Park- let me paint the picture for you. Amidst the bright green lawns, well-kept landscaping, and lakes filled with turtles, canoes, and tourists, everyone holds the same item, an iPhone! Yes, you’ve heard it before, everyone in this day and age lives through a screen, technology takes away from real life, blah bidy blah you get it. But we do have to admit that there is something slightly unsettling about the fact that parks, a place…

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When Science Fiction Becomes Reality: The United States and North Korea

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAfter five hours of talks on June 12th between U.S. President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un, an agreement was made and a document was signed. The talks were expected to last much longer. Announcements include the denuclearization of North Korea, the end of U.S. military exercises in South Korea and US-provided security assurances for North Korea. Though no statements clarified if the US goal of the “verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” of North Korea was accomplished, according to CNN. Previously in…

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