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Curbing immigration

Compassion | New policies make it difficult for immigrants to enter the United States legally
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/09/19, 05:44 pm

Since he first promised to build a wall along the U.S. southern border, President Donald Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a mainstay of his platform. In the ongoing effort to decrease the flow of undocumented migrants across the border, the Trump administration has implemented policies that also limit the number of legal immigrants.

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Sex trafficking in the post-Backpage era

Compassion | Online prostitution ads have gone down, but the ones that remain have also gone dark
by Charissa Koh
Posted 10/02/19, 04:58 pm

Since the federal government enacted a law to fight sex trafficking online, the predictions of one Oregon congressman who opposed the measure appear to have come true.

“The bill passed today by the House will make it harder to catch bad actors and protect victims by driving this vile crime to shadowy corners of society that are harder for law enforcement to reach,” Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in February 2018.

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Bringing in the big guns

Compassion | The White House might get more involved in the California homelessness crisis
by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/25/19, 04:22 pm

After a campaign fundraising visit to San Francisco last week, President Donald Trump accused the city of allowing human waste and needles to wash down storm drains. The problem—a side-effect of the city’s homelessness crisis—could constitute a violation of Environmental Protection Agency regulations, the president said.

“It’s a terrible situation that’s in Los Angeles and San Francisco,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. “They’re in total violation. We’re going to be giving them a notice very soon.”

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