For the last few decades, a key element of U.S. immigration policy has been border enforcement - especially along on the U.S.-Mexico border. Since the early 1990s, Congress has steadily increased funding for border patrols and authorized the building of a barrier that now stretches over 700 miles along the southern border, all in an attempt to curb illegal immigration. Despite these efforts, from 1986 to 2010, the number of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. from Mexico doubled. Today, curbing illegal immigration is focus of President Donald J. Trump. In his first few months as president, he enacted an Executive Order attempting to limit the number of immigrants from six Middle Eastern countries and has begun soliciting RFPs for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It can be argued that his purported "hard line" stance on illegal immigration is having its intended effect -
Customs and Border Protection reported a 36 percent decline in ...
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candidates competed in the 2017 Cleveland mayoral primary. The final two
candidates are Frank G. Jackson and Zack Reed. Jackson,
elected in 2005, is Cleveland's 57th mayor and is seeking his fourth four-year
term. If elected, he will become Cleveland's longest serving mayor. He began
his public service career as an assistant city prosecutor in the Cleveland
Municipal Court Clerk’s Office. From 1990 through 2005, Jackson served on
Cleveland City Council, representing the 5th Ward. Reed
has served as a City of Cleveland councilman for Ward 2 since 2001. He began
his public service career coordinating a jobs program for youth through the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Reed then worked on public housing
initiatives for the city of San Francisco before returning to Cleveland to work
for Cuyahoga County’s Children and Family Services. Join
climate change is not just an emerging threat to the environment and public
health, it is a current threat to both. Climate change stresses natural
ecosystems, undermines our health and wellbeing by contaminating the air we
breathe, the water we drink, and eroding the soil that sustains our food
a lack of environmental security means billions of people do not have access to
safe water, clean air, adequate food, and proper healthcare. The World
Health Organization estimates that between 2030 and 2050, climate change is
expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year due to heat
stress, diarrhea, infectious diseases, childhood undernutrition; resulting in
billions of dollars more in health care costs. We
need to better understand our impact and relationship to the natural
environment, the direct costs associated with it, and learn how we can adapt to
or alter these imminent threats.&n...
Last summer, U.S. cities found themselves overwhelmed with thousands of people disrupting public spaces while playing Pokémon GO, an augmented reality (AR) game which overlays digital images onto what is seen in real life. Virtual reality (VR), which places the user in a new setting while maintaining the use of their body, has also exploded in popularity. It is seeing increased use in gaming,
workplace, and in the
classroom, and could even revolutionize how we empathize. However, VR and AR do not exist without intense scrutiny. In Milwaukee, the county board supervisor proposed an amendment in response to the popularity of Pokémon GO, requiring VR companies to get a permit before integrating the game into the community. Senator Franken of Minnesota, Minority Leader of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, is concerned about the sharing of
users’ personal data, which now include physical movements and dimensions. Furthermore,...
In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office. On March 13, Connie Pillich announced her candidacy for Governor of Ohio. An Air Force Veteran, Pillich served in Berlin during the cold war and during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield before moving to Cincinnati to attend law school.Beginning in 2009, Pillich served three terms in the House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 28th District in the Cincinnati area. While in office, she worked in support of military service members by introducing legislation to connect veterans to their benefits, help military families meet the financial challenges of military transfers, and help veterans and their families get back to work. This is Pillich's second run for state office; her first bid was for Ohio State Treasurer in 2014. Join us for a conversation with gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich...