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Priscilla Alvarez

Priscilla Alvarez Priscilla Alvarez is a fellow for National Journal. Previously she was a correspondent for USA TODAY College, where she covered a variety of topics with a focus on college students. Her work has also appeared in the Washingtonian and Leesburg Today, a community newspaper in Northern Virginia.Priscilla studied at Virginia Tech, where she also served as editor-in-chief of the student-run, daily newspaper, Collegiate Times.
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Will North Carolina's Bathroom Bill Be Revised?

June 29, 2016 North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering changes to the state’s controversial bathroom bill, HB2, which bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity as opposed to their sex at birth. The bill prompted a massive backlash—with celebrities and businesses threatening to pull their projects from...

GOP Criticizes US Military for Slow Response to Benghazi; New Detail In Latest Finding

June 28, 2016 After a two-year investigation that cost $7 million, one of the most politically contentious chapters of Hillary Clinton’s career came to a close on Tuesday. House Republicans released their long-awaited report on the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Clinton was the secretary of...

House Republican Report Reveals New Details About the 2012 Benghazi Terror Attacks

June 28, 2016 After a two-year investigation that cost $7 million, one of the most politically contentious chapters of Hillary Clinton’s career came to a close on Tuesday. House Republicans released their long-awaited report on the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Clinton was the secretary of...

Donald Trump Issues a Warning to Republicans

June 27, 2016 Only a few weeks ahead of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump is preparing for what’s likely to be a charged event, as some Republicans look to upend the gathering. How? The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign are threatening to keep those who are not in favor of...

The Gaps in Hillary Clinton's State Department Calendar

June 24, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state has been an ongoing controversy in the United States. Add to that an Associated Press report published on Friday calling into question omissions in her official State Department calendar. According to the AP, a number...

Democrats Fight Back on Gun Control

June 21, 2016 The White House criticized the U.S. Senate’s rejection of a series of gun proposals on Tuesday, as Democratic backers of gun control turned up the heat on opponents. “What we saw last night on the floor of the United States Senate was a shameful display of cowardice,” said White House...

Cruz Supporters Are Less Culturally Anxious About Immigration than Trump Supporters

April 8, 2016 Are Americans’ fears about immigration rooted in economic concerns, or cultural anxieties? A new PRRI / The Atlantic poll suggests the answer to that question is helping to shape the presidential race. The poll asked voters whether it bothers them when they come in contact with immigrants who speak little...

The Republican Stance on Immigration Is Evolving

March 31, 2016 Republican voters’ views on immigration are changing. A new survey released on Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute found younger Republicans are more likely to see immigrants as a boon to the United States than Republicans older than 30. In fact, among those 65 and older, only 22 percent...

The Limits of the Republicans' Debate Conversation On Immigration

January 29, 2016 On Thursday night, just days before the Iowa caucuses, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush stood on the debate stage tussling over who had the stronger stance on immigration. The issue provided the signature moment of a debate that Donald Trump skipped—a mark of how profoundly Trump’s candidacy has...

The Democrats' Immigration Conundrum

January 22, 2016 Tension between Democratic lawmakers and the White House ran high this month, as members of Congress denounced the administration’s recent immigration raids. The frustration culminated in a series of press conferences and a letter to the president. At the heart of the dispute is a question: Are Central Americans arriving...