Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country? Advertisement Supported by Seven well-traveled writers discuss the dilemma of whether or not to visit nations with oppressive governments. May 16, 2019 What should one consider when choosing where to travel? Every destination offers its own appealing reasons for visiting — from its food to its people, from its cities to its historical sites — and there are always the more practical concerns that weigh down any traveler (costs, visas, seasons, flight routes, internet access). But the 21st-century traveler is more knowledgeable than ever before — she must engage in the ethics of where she visits, and why. Global conflicts are not new, but in a shrunken world, we hear of them much more quickly and in much more detail than we would have a generation ago. This means … [Read more...] about When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country?
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Tracking the entry and exit of foreign travelers legally visiting the U.S. seems simple enough. In reality, it has proven an insurmountable challenge.The best tracking occurs at air and sea ports of entry, yet even those systems are not comprehensive.The land borders are even trickier. Ports of entry along the southern border are focused primarily on screening incoming traffic, not checking who is departing. As a result, it is nearly impossible to truly know how many people remain in the country long after they were supposed to leave. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimated 701,900 visa overstay incidents in fiscal 2017 — and that only accounts for air and sea travel.That’s about double the number of migrants caught crossing into the U.S. from Mexico illegally during the same period, according to Border Patrol data.“For the past 10 years, the primary mode of entry to the undocumented population has been to overstay temporary visas,” said Robert … [Read more...] about The impossible challenge of tracking visa overstays
opinion David Safavian Published 10:40 PM EST Feb 17, 2019 America uses incarceration far too often, locking up millions of low-level, non-violent offenders for years or even decades. With the highest per-capita incarceration rate in the world, we incarcerate more of our own people than any other nation. This system costs our economy $1 trillion annually, when including direct spending, lost revenue, increased welfare, and reduced productivity. Equally important, it tears apart families, and ignores the value of life and basic human dignity. Ironically, our nation’s prison practices don’t reduce recidivism. Almost all individuals imprisoned today will eventually return to our communities. By doing little to help them re-enter society successfully, ex-offenders become more likely to return to crime. As a result, our current system wastes billions of tax dollars without making us any safer, perpetuating a destructive system that we blindly fund without demanding the … [Read more...] about Lower incarceration rate to improve society
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: Maria Mendoza-Sanchez reacts after speaking during a press conference on her return to the United States from Mexico City to the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Mendoza-Sanchez was granted an H-1B visa after she and her husband Eusebio Sanchez were deported in August 2017. She'll be returning to her previous job as a registered nurse at Highland Hospital in Oakland. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: Attorney Camiel Becker, representing Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, addresses members of the media during a press conference on her return to the United States from Mexico City to the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Mendoza-Sanchez was granted an H-1B visa after she and her husband Eusebio Sanchez were deported in August 2017. She'll be returning to her previous job as a registered nurse at Highland … [Read more...] about ‘This is really a dream’: Deported nurse returns to Oakland under H-1B visa
Vanuatu treasures friendship, cooperation with Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai Vanuatu attaches importance to its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai told his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc at their meeting on November 17. During the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Vanuatu leader expressed his hope that the two sides will enhance the exchange of delegation to promote their cooperation in the coming time. Charlot Salwai informed PM Phuc about his country’s plan to open a consulate general office in Ho Chi Minh City, while affirming that Vanuatu supports Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021. Vanuatu will continue to create favourable conditions for the community of Vietnamese expats in … [Read more...] about Government News 18/11