How Current Immigration Trends are Undermining Students’ Constitutional Rights

By Pamela Duran Uncertainty and fear are two feelings that are prevalent in the immigrant community.[1]  President Donald J. Trump’s administration has emphasized that one of its primary objectives is to reduce illegal immigration, which has consequently brought increasing changes (1) to policy and more notably (2) in how agencies enforce said policies.[2]  These polices have a […]

The Ramifications of Trump’s “Muslim Ban”

  By Darianne De Leon The topic of immigration and the development of our country’s immigration policy has generally been a back-burner agenda item for the President of the United States.[1] This tendency, however, was drastically different for President Donald Trump.[2] During the election and thereafter, through his use of social media and otherwise, Donald Trump […]

Trump Endorses Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill

By Marianne Aguilar President Donald Trump has endorsed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill called the First Step Act.[1] According to the New York Times, the Act, among other goals, “would eliminate the so-called stacking regulation that makes it a federal crime to possess a firearm while committing another crime, like a drug offense; expand […]

“Fake News” or Just Bad Press: The State of Journalism in Trump’s America

By Hillary Hyduke On November 7, 2018, President Donald Trump revoked the White House credentials of CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, because Acosta “failed to ‘treat the White House with respect’ at a White House press briefing.”[1]  The revocation raises questions regarding Trump’s strategy in dealing with press coverage with which he disagrees, […]

Birthright Citizenship: A Fourteenth Amendment Guarantee

By Kelly Harmon Over the week of October 29, 2018, President Donald Trump insisted that he was going to find a way to end birthright citizenship, likely in an attempt to incite his supporters prior to the midterm elections on November 6.[1] In addition to an HBO interview on the topic, President Trump wrote on […]

The Whistleblowers in the White House

By Reuben Guttman[1] I practice law. My clients have been called sneaks and snitches. I just call them “whistleblowers.” If they sue a culprit who has defrauded the government under the False Claims Act against, I might also call them “relators.”[2] I try to explain to people that the term whistleblower is quintessentially American. It […]