The Guilfordian

FaithAction embraces, supports immigrants

June Park, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

In the last decade, an unprecedented number of immigrants have joined communities all over the U.S. With them, they have brought their cultures, religions and ethnic identities. Of course change can bring hardship and erect barriers, but in our community the FaithAction International House organization...

European immigration crisis continues

June Park, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

Thousands are stuck in overcrowded refugee camps with nowhere to go. Conditions are unsanitary, unheated, and inhumane. The refugee crisis in Europe has become a significant international problem that may shatter the fragile bonds of the European Union. Since 2011, the refugee crisis has been getting...

Forced out by violence, African immigrants cross to Europe

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

The journey of any refugee starts in a broken homeland. Across North Africa and the Middle East, a variety of issues have pushed more and more people to migrate towards Europe. “The increase (in immigrants) has been unbelievable,” Ben Suleiman, head of an immigrant processing brigade in Libya,...

Let immigrant children stay in N.C., instead of forcing them to leave

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

They come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They flee extreme poverty, drug violence and sexual abuse. They have traveled hundreds of miles through sweltering heat and dangerous terrain in search of a haven far away from the troubles back home. And North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory doesn’t...

Detained immigrant children temporarily sent to NC

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

Far removed from what is familiar, around 1,200 children (mainly from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador) who were detained at the border have been taken to North Carolina.Federal authorities have been holding immigration court in Charlotte, but in the meantime the children are at the mercy of the...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

April 19, 2013

WALES, UK Since November,  Wales has recorded at least 765 cases of Swansea measles, 77 of which resulted in critical hospitalization. Health officials believe the epidemic has yet to reach its peak, and governments urge the citizens of Wales and England to receive at least one dose of the vaccin...

Obama, Congress tackle immigration reform in US

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer

March 1, 2013

In recent weeks, immigration reform has become a significant point of contention between President Obama and Congressional Republicans. Both have released reform proposals. “The current immigration system in the U.S. contains many injustices, so in that sense I believe it is ‘broken,’” said...

Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Address, Interpreted

Anney Bolgiano, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

To what extent do words matter? This was a question many Americans asked after President Obama’s second inaugural address, delivered on January 20. The speech celebrated the U.S. and its history, mentioning current concerns and continuing social justice movements — even those considered as...

Once upon a time in Mexico: Mormons vs. cartels

McCaffrey Blauner, Staff Writer

November 9, 2012

Colonia Juárez, Mexico. The cartels had become the de facto authorities and, at best, the police, mired in accusations of corruption, did nothing. At worst, they led cartel hitmen straight to the colonists’ doors. It had gone far enough. A man had been found dead, his genitals stuffed in his mouth....