In the most recent installment in the crackdown on immigration, the Trump administration announced they will be denying visas to immigrants who cannot prove they can afford health care. This proclamation comes in conjunction with the planned expansion of DNA testing on immigrants detained near the federal border.
Earlier this month, Michigan passed a ban on flavored e-cigarettes after a string of illnesses and deaths were linked to vaporizers. The response was announced under emergency rules created by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in part because many of those affected were minors.
On Feb. 1, the University of Michigan made effective a new policy requiring faculty, staff, student employees, volunteers and visiting scholars to disclose if they are charged with or convicted of a felony. Immediately, there was strong criticism across campus, drawing complaints of the potential impact this will have on members of the University community. Moreover, upon review, the policy is vague and unclear.
On Feb. 18, President Donald Trump issued a statement to Venezuela’s military: abandon its support for current Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro — or else. The president warned at a speech at Florida International University that if the military continues to support Maduro, they will “lose everything.” While this ultimatum is vague by nature, it brings up concerns about how far the U.S.
On March 8th, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, marking a turn in the long struggle for pay equity and improved working conditions.
In late February, President Donald Trump's administration announced its final rule on a revision of the Title X family planning program that could potentially divertmillions of dollars from Planned Parenthood to faith-based health care organizations.