Tag: Immigration

Immigration and the Midterms

Panel talks future of immigration legislation BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF The 2018 midterm election saw the House of Representatives turn blue with a Democrat majority, while the Senate gained more Republican members. The midterms held several historic moments for…

More than a stereotype

An Afghan student talks about her country and Islamophobia BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER When Americans think of the Middle East, they often imagine a war-torn region, wrought with mass terrorism and fascist governments. There is also a common perception…

Immigration Policy Could Harm Scientific Development

Mason professors study effects of restricted immigration BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF When people discuss immigration, they often focus on the most visible effects, such as the controversial policies and decisions made by the Trump administration. However, other results of immigration…

Renowned Journalist Speaks at Mason

Vargas discusses immigration, his new book and more BY SAMI GIBBS STAFF WRITER Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker, made an appearance at Mason on Saturday, Oct. 20. Vargas visited Mason to discuss his new book, “Dear…

The Uphill Journey for International Students

Adjusting to life at Mason come with its own challenges for international students BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Even though immigration has been a common habit of human civilization since the ancient ages, leaving one’s homeland is never easy. Thousands of…

Mason DREAMers Speak out on DACA

THE ACT PROTECTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS HAS AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer With less than a month remaining before the federal government ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a sense of urgency has come over…

Fighting for the Unknown Family

A week after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States, he passed an executive order that revoked the visas of 60,000 people and barred all persons from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia from entering…

Students protest executive order, others show support

The Mason community reacts to Trump’s travel ban BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Hundreds of Mason students met outside of North Plaza at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 31 to protest an executive order signed by President Donald J. Trump. The…

Gov. McAuliffe meets with student journalists

At luncheon, McAuliffe speaks on immigration ban, education BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR On Feb. 1, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) welcomed a select few Virginia college reporters into the Executive Mansion. Over an intimate three-course luncheon, Gov. McAuliffe expressed his…