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Judge stops end of special immigration protections

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/04/18, 10:35 am

The Trump administration condemned a federal judge’s ruling to stop the government from ending protection for immigrants from four countries in turmoil. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen ordered the administration to temporarily stop its plan to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The protection program began in 1990 to aid migrants from countries battling natural disasters or war. Some 300,000 migrants are in the United States on TPS.

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A reconciling president for Iraq

International | Parliament elects veteran politician Barham Salih
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/03/18, 12:27 pm

IRAQ: Members of Parliament elected Barham Salih Iraq’s next president.

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Ebola outbreak in Congo could spread

International | Insecurity and political climate raise the stakes in the health crisis
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/02/18, 03:48 pm

The World Health Organization warned the already deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could escalate to a regional crisis. WHO raised the risk level as health responders continued to operate in increasingly violent regions and battle misinformation within affected communities.

The country’s Ministry of Health on Aug. 1 declared a new Ebola outbreak in the northeastern provinces, which border Uganda, South Sudan, and Rwanda. As of Saturday, WHO reported 157 cases, including 102 deaths.

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