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Failure to Ease Asylum Policies Worsens Illegal Border Crossings

Failure to Ease Asylum Policies Worsens Illegal Border Crossings

Caroline Hardy, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2019

In the past 10 years, the number of people seeking asylum in the United States has skyrocketed— from 5,000 people in 2008 to more than 97,000 in 2018, a 2000% increase according to Time. Deteriorating conditions in many countries around the world has led to this dramatic increase. With deteriorating co...

Boosting Border Security will Maximize Safety

Boosting Border Security will Maximize Safety

Morgan Swigert, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Among the most contested issues in the upcoming 2020 election is one that has been discussed for decades and lies at the heart of American domestic policy. I’m talking, of course, about immigration. In the context of today’s political climate, candidates are eager to get their positions out ther...

A Nation of Immigration

A Nation of Immigration

Everett Honour, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Recently, immigration has become a very hot topic in the United States; individuals, regardless of party affiliation, all have different perspectives on how our borders (specifically with Mexico) should be regulated and whether or not these ‘regulations’ should be reduced or bolstered. Republica...

Dessi-Olive Reflects on Her Immigration Story

Dessi-Olive Reflects on Her Immigration Story

Daria Haner, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2018

Immigrants comprise more than eight percent of the Minnesota community. Due to intolerance, there can be many challenges faced by these immigrants, in and outside of the Blake community. Whether you speak the language or not, living in a place so radically different from where you grew up can be diffic...

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