Trump’s Amendment to the H-1B Visas

Lindsey Mattila (CMC ’17) On April 18th, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to reform the H-1B visa program. This program has traditionally been used for companies to hire highly-skilled foreign workers in tech, medical, industrial, and science fields. The United States currently admits approximately 85,000 H-1B visas annually. This executive order comes as…

The Price of Privacy

Isabel Simon (PO ’18) In October 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Obama Administration voted to require that broadband providers (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc.) get permission from users before collecting and selling their private information. The requirements were set to take effect later this year. On March 28th, Congress voted 215-to-205 along party…

A Call for a New Affirmative Action

James McIntyre (PO ’19)   On June 23, 2016, for the first time in his judicial career, Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to uphold racial preferences in university admissions. His liberal shift provided the swing vote for the 4-3 decision, thereby cementing the legal basis for countless college admissions policies around the country intended to correct…