The Daily Northwestern

Shirola: It’s time to end birthright citizenship

Wesley Shirola, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 25, 2020

In the final years of the Civil War and the subsequent Reconstruction Era, a debate was raging in Congress in regard to the rights of former slaves newly freed by the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. The adoption of the 13th Amendment,...

Letter to the Editor: Dreamers are not legal pawns, and they’re not trophies either

February 1, 2018

As we get into resolving the political crisis initiated by this administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, policy makers and advocates often turn to statistics and mathematical...