June 22, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Obama administration on Friday announced that it would boost the ranks of immigration judges, lawyers and asylum officers to decrease the flow of undocumented children into the country. According to homeland security deputy director Alejandro Mayorkas, 52,000 unaccompanied children arrived on ...[read more]
June 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A White House official said Monday that US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This action marks a departure from the White House's position last year that an executive ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday said that Iran plans to sue the US over its refusal to grant an entry visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Tehran's newly-proposed ambassador to the United Nations (UN). As the UN is based in New York, this US decision bars the nominee from taking up and carrying ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
US President Barrack Obama said Tuesday that he will be signing two executive actions aimed at helping combat pay discrimination between men and women. According to the White House's press release, US Census statistics show, "on average, full-time working women still earn 77 cents to every dollar ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday voted 11-3 to submit to the White House to declassify and release a report on its findings about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) use of torture. Last week, a group of advocacy groups sent President Barack Obama a letter urging him to ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Balkees Jarrah of Human Rights Watch makes the case for why the US should publicly support a referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court...Recently, US Secretary of State John Kerry reported that President Barack Obama had asked his top aides for ...[read more]
November 24, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The P5+1 world powers, which include the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany, reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday committing Iran to limiting its developing nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. The agreement outlines a six-month program, although the US ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Julie Deisher
President Barack Obama on Friday established by Executive Order a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The task force, with members including state, local and tribal officials and executive agencies, is to advise the federal government on how to respond to the impacts of climate ...[read more]
August 31, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
US President Barack Obama said Saturday he would seek Congressional approval for military action in Syria when Congress reconvenes September 9. Obama said he has not made a final determination on the response but noted that a response could come in the near future. Speculation on the likelihood of ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. In his second piece, he calls for reform of the Foreign Assistance Act...Recent politics in Egypt have left US political leaders and White House ...[read more]

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