Ryan Farrick is a freelance writer and small business advertising consultant based out of mid-Michigan. Passionate about international politics and world affairs, he’s an avid traveler with a keen interest in the connections between South Asia and the United States. Ryan studied neuroscience and has spent the last several years working as an operations manager in transportation logistics.


Detroit Judge Stays Deportation of 114 Iraqi Nationals

A federal judge in Detroit granted a temporary stay to 114 Iraqi nationals due up for deportation. According to MLive.com, the order was issued by U.S. District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith of Detroit. The arrests are part of a broader net cast nationwide, in which immigrants previously accused and convicted of criminal offenses are being


9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Immigrant Unaccompanied Minors Entitled to Bail Hearings

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that unaccompanied minors detained for immigration offenses are entitled to bail hearings. According to Politico, the Justice Department had been arguing that a 2002 law transferring responsibility for unaccompanied immigrant minors to the Department of Health and Human Services ‘superseded a 1997 settlement under which the government


Michigan AG Schuette Says Schools Can’t Be Fined for Using Native American Mascots

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette determined Thursday that the State Superintendent doesn’t have the authority to fine or withhold funds from school districts that use potentially offensive sports mascots. Midway through March of 2017, Michigan’s state superintendent, Brian Whiston, asked Schuette to investigate whether he’d be able to fine districts which use potentially offensive Native







EPA Moves to Loosen Federal Regulation of Small Waterways

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency formally moved to initiate a repeal on the Obama-era regulation of small waterways. The proposal, which has long been touted by Trump administration officials, would diminish the jurisdiction of the federal government. The EPA would be bound by a guidance document written in 2008, which determines which waterways might


Safety Advocates Ask Congress to Create Better Safety Framework for Driverless Cars

Cautious lawmakers and safety advocates are urging Congress to approach the issue of driverless cars with a healthy degree of skepticism. The watchdogs are asking that lawmakers thoroughly inspect and certify the safety of driverless vehicles before automakers can begin increasing live road tests. They also suggested that Congress should cut down on the number