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Elizabeth Cohen defines sanctuary areas in PolitiFact article

Elizabeth Cohen was interviewed for the PolitiFact article "Senate Leadership Fund distorts Heidi Heitkamp's record on immigration." According to Cohen, "The one common theme to sanctuary areas is not that they release criminals onto the streets, but that they will not do the work that is the responsibility of the federal enforcement agencies."
October 22, 2018

Elizabeth Cohen quoted in PolitiFact article on ICE, border control

According to Elizabeth Cohen, associate professor of political science, "Customs and Border Protection is responsible for enforcement at the border and 100 miles in from any point on the border of the U.S., land and water. Eliminating ICE would not eliminate CBP or enforcement at the border."

July 17, 2018

Andrew Cohen discusses tariffs, Great Depression in PolitiFact

Andrew Wender Cohen, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History, was quoted in the PolitiFact article "Is protectionism a big part of the Great Depression, as Ben Sasse said?" "Economists today debate the tariffs’ effect on the Great Depression -- some feel it substantially worsened the downturn, while others think its negative effect was small," says Cohen. 06/01/1
June 1, 2018

See related: Trade, United States

Ebner weighs in on claim that likens Trump to Mussolini in PolitiFact

"The term the regime used for land reclamation was ‘bonifica,’" says Michael Ebner, associate professor of history. "In English, it might be translated as ‘reclamation,’ as in land reclamation, but was also used more generally by the regime for reclaiming the race or the state."

May 11, 2018

Elizabeth Cohen quoted in PolitiFact article on Congresswoman McSally

"McSally has voted in favor of funding border fencing and wall construction," Elizabeth Cohen, associate professor of political science, says. "Cautious support may in fact ultimately be quite important to the realization of effective border security given that there are many types of border fences and walls that are ineffective or dangerous."

April 13, 2018

Bybee discusses the rules of civility in PolitiFact article

"In a static and homogenous society, one would expect homeschooling in civility to yield a consensus on the norms of appropriate public behavior," says Keith Bybee, professor of political science. "But the United States is not such a society."

February 20, 2018

Elizabeth Cohen comments on chain migration in PolitiFact

"This idea that an immigrant receives a visa and all of a sudden five or 10 close and distant relatives are being pulled in on a chain is completely unrepresentative of how our immigration system actually works," says Elizabeth Cohen, associate professor of political science.

February 5, 2018

Elizabeth Cohen weighs in on RAISE Act, Trump's family in PolitiFact

Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, claims that President Trump's grandfather's chances of being allowed into the country if the RAISE Act were in place when he immigrated from Germany in 1885 would have been highly unlikely".

January 19, 2018

Elizabeth Cohen corrects Trump on diversity lottery in PolitiFact

"Individuals make decisions to apply for any visa, including but not limited to the diversity lottery visa. The decision is a difficult one, as is the process of receiving the visa," Elizabeth F. Cohen, associate professor of political science, says. "The application and vetting process are also complicated, suggesting that only highly capable and well-prepared individuals will succeed."

December 22, 2017

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