On May 29, 2019, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases approaches 2,000, charities urged the United Nations to significantly scale-up Ebola prevention in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the highest level of emergency response.
The current outbreak began in early August 2018. Attempts to check the epidemic have been undermined by protracted, civil conflict in the region and community mistrust of health-workers leading to a spike in the number of new cases as the virus continues to spread unchecked.
El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a historic 1,036 in a single group near El Paso on Wednesday morning.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials reported the group included 934 family units.
CBP Deputy Commissioner, Robert E. Perez, said in a written statement, the apprehension demonstrates the severity of the lack of security at the southern border.
It is likely, most of the family units will be released into the US after processing, due to overcrowding.
Attorney General William Barr has broken with President Trump on the issue of whether or not Obama-era officials committed treason.
Barr, in a sit-down interview with CBS News, was asked whether he agreed with previous comments Trump has made suggesting some people with ties to the former president’s administration had done so.
“America First is a fallacy,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday, responding to a White House announcement it was imposing a blanket 5% tariff on all goods from Mexico from June 10.
A teacher in Texas has been placed on paid administrative leave after officials claim she tweeted to President Trump warning about illegals at her high school.
The Fort Worth school district placed an English teacher at Carter-Riverside High School on leave when it was determined she was behind the tweets.
Few have been more effective in halting the Trump administration’s efforts to secure the southern border than the cabal of San Francisco-based judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of these judges – US District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, appointed to the bench by Obama in 2014 – sided with the ACLU and other groups on Friday ruling that two border-wall related construction projects shouldn’t be allowed to proceed. This, despite the fact that even Trump’s fiercest opponents in Congress have acknowledged that the crisis at the border is very, very real.
The Department of Homeland Security has constructed 42 miles of border wall that has mostly replaced existing barriers rather than extending the physical infrastructure at the nearly 2,000-mile long United States-Mexico border.