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    Obama’s next job: working for CUNY?

    Last year, City University of New York chancellor James Milliken penned a letter to President Barak Obama asking him to consider his first post-presidency job: teaching at CUNY. There was a possibility that the Obama family would be moving to New York, so Milliken took this opportunity as a chance to continue Obama’s legacy in teaching and education. Before Obama was elected Senator in Illinois, he worked at the University of Chicago from 1992 to 2004, where he taught courses in constitutional law. Milliken invited Obama to consider teaching law at CUNY, especially because of the “unique public interest focus” at the CUNY School of Law. CUNY’s law school sends…

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    Discussion raises questions surrounding President Obama’s executive order on immigration

    The Economics and Business Club at Queens College hosted an event to discuss President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration on April 29. Professors Francesc Ortega and John Devereux, from the economics department, met at Powdermaker Hall 333 and led a panel discussion about the potential outcomes of the new initiatives on immigration Obama’s executive actions, announced on Aug. 14, 2014, aimed at establishing restrictions on illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. These restrictions include: the deportation of felons instead of families, imposing requirements for undocumented immigrants to pass criminal background checks and to subsequently pay taxes and stay in the U.S. without the fear of deportation. Ortega elaborated on…