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Question Of Citizenship Not Included In 2020 U.S. Census

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, June 27, the United States Supreme Court made the decision not to include the question of citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census as requested by the United States Department of Commerce. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against having a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. This decision was made in the interest of time and President Trump's administration...

Auditor Found CSU System Hid $1.5 Billion Surplus

SAN FRANCISCO—An auditor announced on Thursday, June 20, that the California State University school system hid a $1.5 billion surplus over the last 10 years. Elaine Howle, the California State Auditor, conducted a report from 2008 through 2018 with 23 campuses and 480,000 students and found that the CSU system did not inform students of the surplus when discussing...

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Steps Down

UNITED STATES—Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders publicly announced that she is stepping down from office to go back home to Arkansas to spend time with her family. During a press conference, Huckabee could not say enough good things about her time as Press Secretary and working for President Donald Trump. She noted it was the single best thing she has...

President Trump Negotiates Immigration Deal With Mexico

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump and the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came to an agreement to stem the flow of immigrants traveling through Mexico from Central America to the U.S. border. If an agreement was not reached between both parties, President Trump planned to issue tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico into the United States. The tariffs...

Trump Administration Ends Laboratory Research On Fetal Tissue

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday, June 5, that all scientific research on the use of human fetal tissue will stop. According to the Health and Human Services website, HHS terminated the contract between Advanced Bioscience Research and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which provided human fetal tissue from...

Pennsylvania School Superintendent Apologizes For Blurred Hats

UNITED STATES—The Littlestown, Pennsylvania School Superintendent issued an apology on the Littlestown Area Schools website for yearbook pictures of students that were inadvertently blurred out. In October 2018, during spirit week student pictures were taken. Jeremy Gebhart, 16, and his friend wore "Make America Great Again." The yearbook pictures depicted  came out in the spring for Littlestown Senior High School in...

Trump: I Don’t Do Cover Ups!

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump held a press conference in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, May 22, after cutting a meeting with Congress short that was intended discuss infrastructure. According to reports, President Trump indicated in a letter to both Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (Sen-NY) that no agreement on infrastructure could be made until Congress moved...

President Trump Announces New Immigration Plan

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump announced a new immigration plan from the Rose Garden on May 16. Trump laid out the two-part plan in detail on the White House website, where the plan recognizes the need for full border security. The new plan has a permanent self-sustaining border security fund within it. The revenue generated at the ports of entry...

CBP Increases Number Of Facilities To Hold Immigrants

UNITED STATES—The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) increased its number of facilities to hold immigrant families during processing. The CBP indicated in an update on Monday, May 20 that it constructed two steel frame buildings to use as shelters in El Paso and Donna, Texas to meet the demands of the increase of migrants crossing the border. The new structures...

Marriage Fraud Scheme Yields Over 200 Indictments

UNITED STATES—U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge, Mark Dawson and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, and District Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Tony Bryson reported a large-scale marriage scheme that yielded over 206 indictments. A total of 96 people are charged for their roles in the marriage fraud scam; a total of 50...
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