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CDC, HHS Issue Statements on Measles Outbreak – ‘Deeply Troubling’ 

As the number of measles cases reported reaches the highest number since the highly contagious disease was eliminated in the United States in 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS) are speaking out about the need for people to use the safe and effective vaccine to end the outbreak.

MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Shakeithia Roberts holds her son, Jermaine Roberts , as pediatrician Amanda Porro M.D. administers a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on May 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that cases of measles …

Unaccompanied Minors Housed by Feds Up 450 Percent After DACA

The number of unaccompanied migrant children housed by the federal government jumped by more than 450 percent following President Barack Obama’s implementation of the DACA program in 2012. Government programs provided shelter to about 8,000 per year prior to implementation. After, the numbers jumped exponentially to an average of more than 44,000 annually.

Unaccompanied minors in HHS shelter. (AP File Photo: Wilfredo Lee)

Texas Shelters Overwhelmed with Influx of Migrant Children

Immigration shelters in Texas are being overwhelmed by the massive numbers of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border from Mexico in recent months. The influx of migrant children placed more than 5,000 minors into shelters, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHS).

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