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Lack of Affordable Housing Drives Economic Inequality in Texas

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By Public News Service Lack of Affordable Housing Drives Economic Inequality in Texas DALLAS – Despite a boom in home building in the state’s largest cities, advocates say affordable housing for low and middle income Texans is getting harder to find.

Studies show more than 2 million Texas households, mostly those who rent, spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing, and about half of them spend at least 50 percent of their paychecks to keep a roof over their heads.

Advocates say housing costs are the main driver of economic inequality in the state. …(Read More) …read more

Source:: Texas News Service

      

Sen. Cruz: 'Estamos Contigo Venezuela, Tus Mejores Días Están Por Venir!'

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El día de hoy, el Senador Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dio un claro mensaje desde la máxima tribuna del Senado, donde habló sobre las fuertes y crecientes tensiones en Venezuela, y, sobre la detención, por parte de las fuerzas de seguridad del régimen Maduro, de prominentes disidentes como Leopoldo López y Antonio Ledezma. …read more

Source:: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz

      

Deported soccer player 'one of the best in the country,' according to coach

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iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Nineteen-year-old Lizandro Claros Saravia, a rising soccer star who was recently deported to his native El Salvador, was one of the best players at his position in the entire country, according to his coach.

“He just has a rare natural sense for defending — something you rarely see in youth soccer,” Brett Colton, who coached Claros Saravia at the Bethesda Soccer Club from 2015 to 2017, told ABC News. “He’s a fantastic center back and one of the best in the country.”

Claros-Saravia was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers along with his brother, Diego Claros Saravia, 22, on July 28, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, the agency told ABC News, and has now landed back in El Salvador.

The brothers were both minors when they arrived in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2009 after fleeing the threat of violence in El Salvador, according to Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, who criticized their deportations on Twitter.

Other members of the Bethesda Soccer Club — a travel and youth development program — gathered outside of Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington D.C. to protest his deportation, according to Colton, who described teammates as being “completely devastated” by the news.

“He was a dream kid to coach,” Colton said, adding that Claros Saravia only missed two practices during the entire time he coached him, and that both took place during exam week. “He was trying to do the right thing.”

Colton said that he had received a soccer scholarship to attend Louisburg College in North Carolina this fall, a junior college, but that the offer was only considered a stepping stone to a high profile four-year college program.

Claros Saravia was issued a final removal order by an immigration judge on November 7, 2012, according to ICE, and was released pursuant to an order of supervision on March 11, 2013.

He was then granted a stay of removal, which was valid for one year in May of 2013, but two subsequent applications were denied, ICE said.

Since 2016, ICE deportation officers in Baltimore instructed Claros Saravia to purchase a ticket for his departure.

He was caught in 2009 by ICE officers at the John F. Kennedy International Airport for attempting to fraudulently use a Guatemalan passport and visa under a different identity, ICE said.

Matthew Bourke, a spokesperson for ICE, told ABC News that Claros Saravia and his brother had no known criminal history.

America’s Voice, an immigration rights advocacy group, and other similar rights groups, have criticized the use of ICE resources on immigrants who don’t have a criminal record.

Mario Ortega, President of the Bethesda Soccer Club, told ABC News that Claros Saravia came from a low-income family, and had a reputation of playing “every minute of every game” at an elite level.

He described his personality as “always cordial and respectful,” and said that he was struck by the young man’s confidence, both on the field and off of it.

“Being in the position he was in, coming from a low-income family, and being an immigrant, it couldn’t have been easy to be confident,” Ortega said. “And yet he was always confident in himself — and very friendly to everyone around him.”

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40 children taken to hospitals after chemical leak at YMCA pool

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iStock/Thinkstock (DURHAM, N.C.) — Dozens of children were taken to local hospitals after a sodium hypochlorite leak at a YMCA swimming pool in Durham, North Carolina.

The unintentional leak, which occurred at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Durham YMCA, affected 40 children ages 6 to 12 years old, as well as two adults, according to Durham County Emergency Management.

Those affected showed symptoms including vomiting, respiratory illness, and skin and eye irritation, according to Durham County Emergency Management.

Sodium hypochlorite is a frequently used as a disinfectant in the maintenance of swimming pools.

“Earlier this afternoon, a lifeguard at our Downtown Durham YMCA reported a strong chemical odor near the pool pump room,” the YMCA said in a statement, according to local ABC station WTVD. “YMCA staff immediately contacted EMS. They, in turn contacted the Durham Fire Department who determined that this was a HAZMAT situation.”

The pool has been closed, Durham County Emergency Management said. An investigation into the incident is underway.

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Six children are in serious condition after a sodium hypochlorite leak at a YMCA swimming pool in Durham, North Carolina.

The unintentional leak, which occurred at approximately 3 p.m. at the Downtown Durham YMCA, affected 40 children ages 6 to 12 years old, as well as two adults, according to Durham County Emergency Management.

Six children were taken to a local hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition, while the additional 34 children and the two adults were transported with non-serious injuries, Durham County Emergency Management said.

Those affected showed symptoms including vomiting, respiratory illness, and skin and eye irritation, according to Durham County Emergency Management.

Sodium hypochlorite is a frequently used as a disinfectant in the maintenance of swimming pools.

PHOTO: Twenty-three people were taken to area hospitals after a chemical spill at the Downtown Durham YMCA in Durham, N.C., Aug. 2, 2017. WTVD

Twenty-three people were taken to area hospitals after a chemical spill at the Downtown Durham YMCA in Durham, N.C., Aug. 2, 2017. more +

“Earlier this afternoon, a lifeguard at our Downtown Durham YMCA reported a strong chemical odor near the pool pump room,” the YMCA said in a statement, according to local ABC station WTVD. “YMCA staff immediately contacted EMS. They, in turn contacted the Durham Fire Department who determined that this was a HAZMAT situation.”

The pool has been closed, Durham County Emergency Management said. An investigation into the incident is underway.

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