French artist erects boy portrait over U.S-Mexico wall

A french artist known as JR has erected a portrait of a baby boy over the U.S-Mexico border wall.

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mural of a boy at the US-Mexico border wall. Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP

His work is thought to inspire fresh debates on the immigration issue.

Earlier, Trump had declared to end the DACA program, a program established by the Obama administration to protect immigrant children.

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SpaceX successfully launches Air Force’s X-37B

SpaceX has successfully launched U.S Air Force’s experimental plane for the first time.

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The X-37B on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Photo: U.S Air Force

It looks like an airplane, makes you think of Star Wars.

Not much is known about this X-37B, not even what’s it’s carrying. The little that is known is that it’s built by Boeing and it’s unmanned.

The Lunch. Photo: SpaceX

SpaceX will now be preparing for its next mission which takes place in October.

Trump’s big secret no one knows

Before Donald Trump came into power, he promised to build a wall on the Mexican border to shut out potential illegal immigrants.

And the construction of this wall is underway. But Trump’s moves highlight a personality defect that isn’t so obvious.

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Donald Trump’s proposed wall is already in construction (AP). 

Recently, he pushed to end the DACA program; a program that protects immigrants that migrated in the U.S as children years ago. A dastardly move which could see many immigrants deported.

It will be shocking to know that Trump’s grandparents and mother migrated into the country in the 19th and 20th centuries. Meaning that Trump himself is indirectly an immigrant!

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Immigrant, Mary Anne Trump (left) and son, Donald Trump (right). Photograph by Marina Garnier / NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty

So the vivid question is, why does Trump hate the very thing that he is? Why is Trump looking to send away immigrants from the country that accepted his immigrant ancestors?

These questions seem to unveil a personality disorder in Trump’s mindset.

President Trump hates himself.

And what comes with self-hate? Self-destruction.

For a person who has assumed leadership of one of the powerful nations in the world, if not the most powerful, this character trait is a threat on humanity itself because not only will Trump self-destruct, but he will also destroy everything he’s responsible for, which is the world as we know it.

10 things you need to know about DACA

You might have been reading about or listening to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) lately on the news, but these are the facts you really need to know about DACA:

1) DACA is a program to protect unauthorised immigrants brought into the U.S as children, also known as dreamers.

2) President Barack Obama in 2012 created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

3) Most DACA recipients aren’t kids anymore, since the policy dictated that immigrants under the age of 15 and who migrated to the U.S before 2007 be eligible.

 

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4) DACA has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants positively as the program enabled them grow educationally and economically.

5) There are over 800,000 recipients of DACA.

6) Trump wants to bring an end to DACA because according to him, dreamers are stealing the jobs of native Americans.

7) If DACA is shut down, hundreds of thousands of immigrants might be deported.

8) Many people think dreamers are valedictorians, high-achieving college students.

9) Most DACA recipients have lived all their lives in the U.S and raised alongside U.S citizens.

10) Former president, Obama, has publicly condemned Trumps decision to put an end DACA.

Texas is healing, more to be done

It has been a battle of Nature vs Man in Texas, well, not so much a battle, but an epic exhibition of catastrophic ramifications. Screams, shouts for help, heroism, and so many other feats in what is the worst natural disaster to hit U.S in a long time.

 

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Damages estimated at $42 billion (AFP).

Rescuers are working round the clock, people with money have donated huge chunks (even Trump donated $1 million), but there’s still more to be done financially.

Naturally, the rehabilitation of Texas is going to take a while. Properties have been destroyed, facilities rendered useless, businesses crumbled, and so on. So yea, it’s gonna take a while before things spring up again.

Here’s Trump asking congress for a necessary $5.95 billion needed to overturn the disaster.

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President Donald Trump’s administration plans to ask Congress for nearly $6 billion in aid for damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The White House is seeking congressional approval of a $5.95 billion package, a senior official told Axios. The Federal Emergency Management Agency would receive $5.5 billion, with the rest going to the Small Business Administration for disaster relief efforts through the end of the year.

Trump tweeted Friday, “Texas is healing fast thanks to all of the great men & women who have been working so hard. But still so much to do. Will be back tomorrow!”

Meanwhile, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city has dried out, as attention turns to recovery efforts.

Only two Houston neighborhoods, Kingwood and West Houston, were still dealing with flooding issues a week after Hurricane Harvey arrived.

Turner said the number of people in public shelters is declining. Those housed in the Toyota Center, Houston’s NBA arena, will be transferred to the city’s smaller convention center by the end of Friday.

“The Astros are playing baseball. The city of Houston is open for business,” Turner told ABC News.

Data indicate that the hurricane broke a rainfall record for a single storm in the continental United States. Cedar Bayou, 30 miles east of Houston, saw 52 inches of rain, a preliminary report by the National Weather Service said.

Houston’s two major airports reopened, with limited flights, and the zoo was expected to reopen Friday.

All 200 schools and facilities of the Houston Independent School District have been inspected and are expected to be ready for the postponed start of the school year on Sept. 11, Superintendent Richard Carranza said.

The ports of Houston, Texas City, Galveston and Freeport reopened, with some restrictions on vessel size and traffic, the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston announced.

The Houston Fire Department reported that of 800 service calls it received on Thursday, only 22 were Harvey-related. Since the start of the hurricane, the department received about 7,600 water-related calls, a spokesman said.

At least 40 deaths have been attributed to the hurricane and flooding, and the Houston Police Department said it has made 69 arrests — including several for suspected looting.

Professional cleanup crews are arriving, ready to tackle an immense logistical challenge.

ServPro, a national company providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services, announced that over 8,000 of its workers will arrive in Houston from across the United States. Another firm, Puroclean, said it purchased 100 recreational vehicles and will house its temporary workers in a Houston-area RV park. At least 136,000 buildings in Harris County, which houses Houston, are in need of cleanup.

Hurricane Harvey left Houston but made landfall again on Wednesday near Cameron, La. It weakened to a tropical depression and was regarded as a low-pressure system Friday as it brought heavy rain to the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys.

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