The Trouble with TANF in Arizona

By: Eleni Fujiwara As we look back this past year, we examine what has been and we look to see what could be. An examination of Arizona’s policies regarding the Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF) has many waiting in anticipation to what the new year will bring. The TANF program was created through … Continue reading The Trouble with TANF in Arizona

Abortion Access divided by the Irish Sea

By: Katherine Montgomery In July 2014, a 19 year-old woman living in Northern Ireland took pills she bought online to terminate an unwanted, 11-week pregnancy because she could not afford to travel to Great Britain for an abortion.[1] Her roommates called the police and in 2016 she was sentenced to 3 months in jail, suspended … Continue reading Abortion Access divided by the Irish Sea

School Voucher Systems May Increase Segregation of Students by Ability

By: Katherine Montgomery School voucher systems have increased in popularity in the last decade and will continue to expand if Betsy DeVos becomes Secretary of Education.[1] Programs differ by state, some only offer scholarships to a small subset of school-age children, while other programs give money directly to the parents for any school related charge. … Continue reading School Voucher Systems May Increase Segregation of Students by Ability

Breakup of the Calais Refugee Camps

By: Andrew Wenker The first refugee camp in Calais was opened in 1999.[1] Following its closure in 2001 and 2002, migrants and refugees have continued to live in camps near the port.[2] Calais is a popular camp for refugees and migrants because of the close proximity to the United Kingdom (“UK”).[3] The camp is only … Continue reading Breakup of the Calais Refugee Camps

Immigration Detention Center Closing Results in U.S. Refugee Deal With Australia

By: Kaitlyn Carr As part of its immigration policies, Australia holds people in offshore detention centers.[1]  In Nauru and Papua New Guinea, detention centers house hundreds of asylum seekers that Australia has intercepted on the way to its shores.[2]  People in immigration detention are assessed for any risks they may pose to the Australian community.[3]  … Continue reading Immigration Detention Center Closing Results in U.S. Refugee Deal With Australia