Policy
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Trump removes new sanctions on North Korea

by Mickey McLean
Posted 3/23/19, 08:58 am

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he was reversing his administration’s decision to place additional sanctions on North Korea. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea,” he wrote.

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My immigrant experience

Immigration | My immigrant friends and I don’t take our U.S. privileges lightly
by Sophia Lee
Posted 3/20/19, 10:30 am

When I immigrated to the United States, people told me stories about America that scared the socks off of me.

“Guns are legal and criminals will shoot you in the streets if you go out after 9 p.m.,” someone said. “Just read the news about street gangs and mass shootings!”

“Kids there are over-sexualized and will pressure you to have sex and use drugs,” another said. “Even little girls wear makeup and bikinis.”

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The allure of America

Immigration | Learning why illegal immigrants don’t just stay in Mexico
by Sophia Lee
Posted 3/12/19, 02:16 pm

When I first started reading about the thousands of migrants traveling from Central America through Mexico to seek asylum in the United States, I (like many fellow Americans) asked this logical question: Why aren’t these migrants staying in Mexico instead, especially since the Mexican government is offering them asylum and work permits? Wouldn’t they adjust better in Mexico, with its language and culture similar to their own? Why would people still insist on applying for U.S. asylum, some even crossing the border illegally to do so? 

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