In the wake of massive scandal and the first ever impeachment, South Korean President Moon Jae-in made initial strides in improving relations with North Korea that have since stalled, as well as several poorly received domestic policies that have coupled the South’s domestic problems, leading to declining popularity among South Koreans.
Like many of the Trump administration’s changes to national immigration policy, this initiative has proven controversial and sparked a debate on the constitutionality of involuntary DNA sampling.
The actions of the Trump administration further foster the xenophobic and nationalist ideals of some in the United States. Creating barriers, not just for all immigrants, but to those without certain economic or health resources is a clear indication of who the Trump Administration wants to be American.
Turnover in the UNC System’s leadership follows the challenges posed by the removal of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Confederate Monument Silent Sam by protestors in August 2018. Since then, clashes over the monument and other political influences from the Republican-controlled NC General Assembly have overshadowed the Board’s initiatives to improve higher education for students.