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Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court to hear case that could eliminate DACA for good

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court to hear case that could eliminate DACA for good

November 8, 2019

In September 2017, President Donald Trump announced his administration’s intent to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. This would impact more than 800,000 people who were granted ...

After government shutdown, where is the line drawn?

By Editorial Board

January 29, 2018

A three-day government shutdown came to an end Jan. 22 after Congress passed a short-term spending bill, but the cause of the shutdown has yet to be addressed. The government shutdown began at midnight EST Jan. 19 because Senate Democrats refused to sign off on a bill that did not include protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program recipients. It seems honorable that Democrats risked their re...

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

September 18, 2017

With disasters everywhere—two hurricanes, more possibly on the way and the potential deportation of 800,000 immigrants—Columbia has stepped up to show its students that it does care about them. ...

DACA debacle: A Dreamer's nightmare

DACA debacle: A Dreamer’s nightmare

September 18, 2017

Nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children are facing an uncertain future as President Donald Trump and his administration end an Obama-era program that gave those individuals protection from immediate deportation. The end of the Deferred Action fo...

After DACA announcement, Gina Rodriguez steps up

After DACA announcement, Gina Rodriguez steps up

By Ariana Portalatin

September 11, 2017

The Trump administration announced the removal of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program Sept. 5, which protected nearly 800,000 undoc- umented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Trump co...

Chicago monuments at heart of controversy

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he is open to removing the Balbo monument near Soldier Feild and changing the name of Balbo Drive, which honors italo Balbo, who was a pilot in the Italian fascist regime of the 1930s. 

By Savannah Eadens

September 5, 2017

Engraved into the front of an 18-foot-tall Roman column that sits along the Lakeshore trail bike path near Soldier Field are the words: “Fascist Italy with the sponsorship of Benito Mussolini presen...

Mentally ill may be able to purchase guns, Congress’ hypocrisy can’t continue

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2017

Congress provided its fair share of triumphs for the Republican Party since Donald Trump became president, but a recent takedown of a sensible rule enforced by the Obama Administration is a win for no one. The Senate voted 57-43 on Feb. 15 to nix a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report to the FBI people who have a documented mental health condition and receive disability benefits so it will s...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Resignation over racial tensions means the college should listen up

February 20, 2017

No institution of higher education is perfect when it deals with allegations of insensitivity toward minority races and cultures. However, with all of the abundant resources Columbia is putting toward ...

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