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The Venezuelan government continues to deny it,VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT DISMISSES EXISTENCE OF DEADLY ILLNESS
An apparent viral disease causing fever and skin rashes has taken the lives of ten in Venezuela, according to hospital officials. While doctors have ruled out both Ebola and Chikungunya fever, they remain stumped as to what is causing the illness.
According to El Universal, the nation’s largest newspaper, the virus has hit hardest in the northern state of Aragua, where eight people died last week. Maracay’s Central Hospital in the region declared a “state of alarm,” noting that the disease could be either viral or bacterial, but tests have not confirmed its identity. Of the initial eight victims, half were children, all who died less than 72 hours after being admitted to the hospital. One of the ten victims died not in Aragua, but in the capital, Caracas.
As Venezuela and others follow the disastrous Cuban model, the open border presents new challenges.
Monica Showalter’s editorial at IBD:
As Obama Leads Anti-Ebola Charge To Save Africa, Little Done About New Diseases Coming Up From Border
Venezuela has confirmed 398 cases of chikungunya fever, 55,970 cases of malaria and 45,745 cases of dengue fever — all diseases that were either unknown or else had had been eradicated from the country two decades ago. There’s also 9 deaths from a strange new, unnamed hemorrhagic fever in Aragua state.
Meanwhile, in Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica, a monster dengue epidemic is raging through the region right now, with 120,000 cases, and 60 deaths, and public health emergencies declared in those countries.
The reality is, an unguarded border, a welcome-mat approach to illegals, well developed smuggling networks, and zero medical screening are virtually a guarantee of the spread of new diseases — and demand the political will to investigate it.
But the president’s focus is on Africa right now, and on the frightening disease that has caught the media’s attention and which may get his poll numbers up.
Yet the millions of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS cases far more rampant in those African countries are getting no attention. Nor are the illnesses that could easily come up here from the south.
It points to crass politics — a wag-the-dog bid to divert public attention from the president’s other political problems, and a pander for the Latino vote.
since Political imperative trumps national security.
Deadly Outbreak in Venezuela Deemed ‘Terrorism’
President Nicolás Maduro said he ordered the prosecution of doctors who had alerted the public to the recent deaths of nine people in a public hospital from an unidentified but possibly infectious disease.
Judicial Watch has an Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas.
Andrew McCarthy explains,
For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read.
In other border invasion news, 35 years old illegal alien enrolls in Lynn, MA, while the federal government will not allow school officials to verify the person’s age.
One hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing. On the one hand,
ISIS in Mexico? Feds DENY watchdog group’s claim that the terror group is operating in Juarez and plans ‘imminent’ car-bomb attacks on US targets
Three online reports warned Friday of ISIS involvement south of the border, including one from Judicial Watch that cited ‘imminent’ car-bomb attacks
The Department of Homeland Security and the White House quickly denied that they have any information about ISIS gathering an attack force in Mexico
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said America is ‘unaware of any specific, credible threat to the US homeland’ from the terror network
Other reports cited social media warnings from ISIS militants and an online video showing a conservative filmmaker in a bin Laden mask sneaking into the US from Mexico
On the other hand,
Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week.
But wait! There are more!
According to the PBR documentary, Brazil has several other Barack Obama’s as political candidates. This unofficial elections website has a list of a few of them.
Yes, but how many of them play golf?
The Hill: Obama prepares schools for migrant kids.
A total of 37,477 children have been released to an appropriate adult sponsor, usually a parent, relative or family friend, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Those children, who have been settled in all 50 states, would all be eligible to attend public school.
Some of those children may have been schooled in their native countries; none know how to speak, write, or read English.
The onerous burden on all school districts affected is about to start.
But wait! There’s more:
Official: Second illegal immigrant wave of 30,000 coming in September, October
The Obama administration insists that Schools to List Immigrant Kids as ‘Homeless’ for Enrollment Records
Guidance released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education about the unaccompanied minors also pointed out that unaccompanied minors in the custody of sponsors could be eligible for benefits under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
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The VDOE memo reiterated the requirement that school divisions “must immediately enroll homeless students” and must do so regardless of whether or not they are able “to produce the records required for enrollment.”
Let me ask a question, are the millions of minority American schoolchildren stuck in substandard and failing schools now able to enroll anywhere regardless of whether or not they are able “to produce the records required for enrollment?
As you may enjoy a staycation at home, assuming you have a job, contemplate the fact you’re paying for detention centers with hair salons, child care, basketball courts, gym, and suites with flat-screen TVs:BOEHNER ON THE BRINK: BORDER BILL FIASCO...
Detention Center Has Hair Salon, Child Care, Basketball Courts, Gym, Soccer Field...
SUITES WITH FLAT-SCREEN TVS...
REPORT: Transgender Woman Raped...
Conservatives, Republican Leaders Battle Over Border Bill...
SHOCK POLL: GOP Standing Strong Against Illegal Immgiration More Important Than Benghazi, Repealing Obamacare...
1,000 Children Fleeing Violent Honduras Transferred to Violent Chicago...
Chicken pox outbreak leads to lockdown of facility...
UPDATE: TB, Scabies Spreading...
Sheriff: Over 120,000 Illegals Arrested near Tucson...
TX Law Enforcement Volunteer To Form 'Border Brotherhood'...
Colorado Overwhelmed by Immigrant License Requests...
'Technical Glitch' Clogs Up Visa System...
Jerry Brown: 'Climate Change' Will Drive Mexicans North...
SESSIONS: Executive Amnesty Will Make Immigration Enforcement 'Almost Impossible'...
Aftermath of Obama’s yesterday meeting:
Guatemalan president: Central America needs at least $2 billion ‘to attack the root of the problem’
As it is, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras received US$163 million:
In 2013, Mexico received $265 million in foreign aid, Guatemala received $84 million, Honduras secured $52 million, and El Salvador got $27 million, according to ForeignAssistance.gov, a U.S. government site.
So Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina wants a tenfold increase in aid.
Meanwhile his buddy, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández wasted no time in blaming the U.S. for his country’s ills, “our neighbor isn’t doing its part.”
The Guardian headline says it all: Central American leaders meet Barack Obama to criticise US border policy
In today’s headlines at Drudge,
Unilateral grant of 'work authorization'...
Gutierrez: Amnesty for 5 million...
Sessions: Will 'end immigration enforcement'...
Plea to America: Melt Congressional Phones, Kill Executive Amnesty...
And yes, you read it correctly, Obama’s executive amnesty could include three, four, maybe five million people. But don’t worry, Mark Zuckerberg Pushes Amnesty Letter-Writing Campaign, because, hope and change, whatever.
Linked to by Pirate’s Cove. Thank you!
Now the Obama administration wants to get the Hondurans here directly, without going through Mexico:
Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.
If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds.
By making the trip easier,
the plan aims to slow the rush of minors crossing into the United States illegally
Not being a member of the Obama administration, I fail to follow the logic.
Or, as Ace put it,
Obama wants to avoid the spectacle of just giving hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied minors amnesty at the US border.
Sounds like a plan.
But wait! There’s more!
The proposal, prepared by several federal agencies, says the pilot program under consideration would cost up to $47 million over two years, assuming 5,000 applied and about 1,750 people were accepted. If successful, it would be adopted in Guatemala and El Salvador as well.
But wait! There’s more!
How many people are accepted is critical, because refugees qualify for public assistance upon arrival in the United States.
Minor footnote: Federal law doesn’t allow refugee status to be granted for fear of street gangs, only for fear of racial/religious/political persecution, but oh well. Legal details never stopped Obama before.
Speaking of fear of religious/political persecution, over in the Middle East . . .