Enough to make you sick

Immigration crisis at border has the makings of a health crisis as well

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Coming to a community near you: tuberculosis, scabies, measles and swine flu.

The tens of thousands of underage and often unaccompanied illegal aliens streaming across the southern U.S. border are bringing with them a host of seldom-seen communicable diseases – diseases that would bar legal immigrants from entry.

But instead of quarantine, this wave of mostly Central American migrants are shooed onto buses and planes for transport to unannounced destinations across the U.S., where they are to wait – wink, wink – for sponsors or hearing dates before immigration judges.

Reports coming out of the highly secretive immigrant holding centers – places where even U.S. congressmen have been denied entry – say anywhere from 10 percent to 25 percent of detainees have scabies, an itchy rash caused by insect mites.

The Border Patrol has confirmed at least five of its agents have contracted the highly contagious disease because of close contact with immigrants.

Immigrants with fevers and bloody coughs attributed to swine flu and tuberculosis are housed with others, where they eat, sleep and use the bathroom in the same crowded areas.

The Obama administration, which practically created this crisis, is doing what it can to keep a lid on the story. Officials at holding centers have been instructed to ban photographs, video and even cellphone cameras.

Officials have clamped down on interviews with the illegal aliens, custodians and doctors treating the new arrivals. And anyone visiting the camps must go through pre-arranged and heavily scripted dog-and-pony-show tours.

“What are they trying to hide?” asked Rep. Jim Bridenstein, R-Okla., who was recently denied access to a facility at Fort Sill, Okla. “Do they not want the children to speak with members of Congress?”

Detained immigrants typically undergo health and safety screenings before they reach detention centers, but because of the sheer volume of people entering the country at such a fast pace, observers say, proper screenings are not being carried out. Border Patrol agents rely heavily on the results from verbal and visual inspections, which can miss the diseases that do not turn up from physical appearance.

How many sick children have fallen through the cracks?

About 60,000 illegal immigrants entered the United States over the past nine months, the Border Patrol says. Keep in mind that 60,000 is only the number of illegal aliens who have been apprehended. A government report last year said the Border Patrol stops only 60 percent of illegal border crossers.

How many immigrants with communicable diseases have slipped quietly into America’s undocumented underclass, currently 11 million strong?

The humanitarian crisis along the southern border being stoked by the Obama administration soon may become a public health crisis for the rest of the nation. Immigration officials say an estimated 30,000 Central American immigrants still are in transit north.

U.S. citizens might want to make sure their and their children’s immunizations are up to date. It’s becoming clearer that the illegal immigrants, who will be with us an indeterminate amount of time, are not.

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carcraft
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carcraft 07/24/14 - 02:55 am
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I am must feed up with this

I am must feed up with this idiot. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, VA, Our Southern Boarder. Obama's reaction (never mind he KNEW this was developing for YEARS) blame Republicans or deny and ignore. A complete waste!

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 07/24/14 - 05:38 am
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It's a darned good thing we

It's a darned good thing we didn't have any immigration problems before Obama. This country would be a disease ridden mess. Maybe that's why he's deporting over 100,000 per month more than any previous President, he's trying to spread disease and pestilence across the entire world. That can be your new scandal of the week or day or hour about Obama, he's trying to infect the world. Go for it Chronicle, you can scoop Fox and all of the rest of the Obamaphobes.

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ymnbde 07/24/14 - 05:57 am
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democrats want more people that will do what government says do

without question or complaint
and if democrats are paying for your food, your housing, and your electricity
you will do what they tell you
you can't attend Augusta St... oops, GRU, or any school
without an immunization record
the democrats have harmed the country enough

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/24/14 - 05:58 am
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Yes, Bodhistechfan, there
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Yes, Bodhistechfan, there were problems, but how many Presidents have openly said they WILL NOT enforce existing laws. Have you noticed that the problem has gotten FAR WORSE under Obama? And if you increase the border crossings by 200% and slightly increase the number of deportations, the net influx is still greater. Just like if you create 100,000 jobs, but you lost 150,000, you can't keep celebrating the 100,000 when it was a net loss. You and those like you love to spin obviously bad news into good news. But that's what sycophants are best at.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/24/14 - 05:59 am
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And techfan.....we don't have
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And techfan.....we don't have to make up scandals for this President....he is doing just fine on his own.

myfather15
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myfather15 07/24/14 - 06:01 am
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I'm just sooooo confused!! Can someone help with understanding..

The United States of America is a racist, sexist, homophobic, bigotted nation!! Are these people insane??? For the love of mercy, why on earth would these people be coming to this disgusting Country?? I just can't wrap my mind around it!! Why would they leave their awesome Countries; to come to THIS Country; with all it's hatred for everyone!!

carcraft
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carcraft 07/24/14 - 06:09 am
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Once again Bod misses the

Once again Bod misses the truth, it is how you count numbers. Obama counts illegal aliens turned back at the boarder as deported. The boarder patrol, when they used to catch illegal aliens, used to just take them back across the hoarder, now the boarder patrol gives them to ICE who takes them back and Obama calls it a deportation. When you look at actual numbers you have to go back to 1973 to find numbers of deportations as low as Obama's actual numbers. If you want to document this Google "Obama's phony deportation numbers". There is a story by Ernest Istook of the Washington Times. The Obama administration has released thousands of criminals back into the US population also. Obama just can't help lying or deceiving!

myfather15
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myfather15 07/24/14 - 06:08 am
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Yes, Bod

Let's just blame everyone else. Heck, before we place ANY blame at Obama, we can blame Millard Fillmore!!!

Let's not mention that just like the VA, Obama claimed in campaigning that he would fix the border problems. Yes, there has been a problem; but on BOTH the VA and border Obama acknowledge them and actually said he would fix them? BOTH, have got worse!!!! So, should we NOT hold a man accountable to his word??

The only thing he has been honest about is bringind radical change to the Country!! Obama's more worried about securing federal rights for homosexuals, than what's happening on the border, the VA, Ukraine and the Middle East!!

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/24/14 - 06:26 am
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Carcraft....FYI, a boarder is
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Carcraft....FYI, a boarder is a person who pays to live and have daily meals at another person's house. A border is a barrier. :-)

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/24/14 - 07:47 am
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thank you PL

Carcraft writes some great comments, but his spelling is off sometimes.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/24/14 - 07:49 am
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Mine too......feel to let me
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Mine too......feel to let me know when I screw up too.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/24/14 - 07:51 am
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The United States would be a much better place if...

The United States would be a much better place if every city's newspaper had an Editorial Staff as on the ball as the ACES.

This editorial points out things that are so common sensicle that one wonders why those in positions of power don't see it---oh, they do see it but the have an ulterior motive and that is to fundamentally change the culture of America.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/24/14 - 07:58 am
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Vaccinations

In 1972, the US declared small pox eradicated and discontinued vaccinations. In 1980, the World Health Org determined every other nation/country could discontinue small pox vaccinations. Almost 4 decades of no immunizations.

This may never be a problem, but with all these immigrants from jungle and tropical regions, they may be bringing organisms/microorganisms that we have yet learned with how to deal.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/24/14 - 08:05 am
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Just think

A terror group could easily decimate millions in this country....they wouldn't have to do a 9-11 again...just put the disease in these incoming illegals...BINGO!

We are so STUPID...please get some reps in the senate & change this train wreck!

deestafford
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deestafford 07/24/14 - 08:17 am
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That botoxed-brained Nancy Pelosi has used Jesus..

That botoxed-brained Nancy Pelosi has used Jesus as analogous with these illegal children. She said that we should treat these children as we would Jesus as he was also a refugee child! The woman is brain dead!

She also said we should be doing everything we can for bring the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) into our society because we should listen the the Conference of Catholic Bishops who advocate that position. Interesting ain't it that she wants to listen to the bishops on this but not on abortion?

This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that the left tries to use Jesus as a justification of some left wing, socialist action. Recall when helping the "homeless" all the rage and Jesse Jackson said we should help them because they were like Mary, Joseph, and Jesus who were homeless.

There is no floor in the pit to which these destroyers will go below.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/24/14 - 08:32 am
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The media and the left have changed the terminology....

The media and the left have change the terminology and began to call these invaders "immigrants" or "refugees" and trying to portray in the minds of the public the image of infants and toddlers arriving, gasping for a better life.

In reality 80-90% of these "children" are 16, 17, and 18 years old. Keep in mind that a 14,15, of 16 year old in the Central American countries is more grown up that the equivalent aged children in the US. There one has to grow up sooner and doesn't have the luxury of being a "teenager" as the young do here.

As to the disease aspect, do not think for a minute that one of our enemies will not willing send and infected person across the border as a biological carrier. Not all the invaders we find are from Mexico of Central America. They are catching Chinese, Africans, and people from the Middle East.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/24/14 - 08:36 am
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The press is helping to
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The press is helping to maintain the mental image of these invaders as simply downdrodden children....meanwhile the Federal Government is refusing to let ANYONE take actual photos, so that people can see for themselves......I wonder why that would be?

deestafford
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deestafford 07/24/14 - 08:37 am
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As myfather points out, this is a homophobic, racist....

As myfather points out, this a homophobic, racist, woman-hating, anti-poor, slavery-loving, money grubbing, imperialist country and why in the world would anyone want to come here?

Whats amazing with the US being described as above, why is it no border agent has ever apprehended anyone wanting to escape all of this and sneak across the border into Mexico?

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corgimom 07/24/14 - 08:38 am
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My son got scabies when he

My son got scabies when he was at KinderCare on Wrightsboro Rd. He got them from an American child.

Scabies are common and they are no big deal. You wash with a special lotion.

Southside Elementary used to routinely send home lice letters. That would be from American children, too.

Why doesn't the ACES write editorials about that, too?

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RMSHEFF 07/24/14 - 08:41 am
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Bod will believe anything

" Maybe that's why he's deporting over 100,000 per month more than any previous President."

Obama has not deported more than any other president. Just as Obama changed the way the unemployment rate is calculated, he has also changed the way deportations are counted. Under Bush if a person was turned around at the border this was NOT counted as a deportation but under Obama, these people are counted as deportations. You know what they say....figures don't lie but liars figure.

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corgimom 07/24/14 - 08:43 am
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Since Augusta is heavily

Since Augusta is heavily promoting tourism, does the ACES worry about tourists coming to Augusta with TB, scabies, measles, and swine flu? Or do they think that all the tourists that they want to come to Augusta are perfectly healthy?

You know, like everybody that goes to the TEE center?

deestafford
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deestafford 07/24/14 - 08:44 am
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As many here know, there is a radical movement...

As many here know, there is a radical movement in the US and in Mexico to "reconquer" the "lost" territory we "stole" from the Mexicans.

These people seem to forget or never knew that the territories of Texas and the Southwest were only under control of Mexico for less than 30 years having been taken from France before they were ceded to the US as a result of the Mexican-American War. Land which they were paid for by the way.

The other day I saw a Mexican-American being interviewed and he said if the Mexicans took over those areas he would move to Minneapolis. He also said that he wish the US had "stole" all of Mexico and if we had it would not be the Third World, corrupt country it is today.

The living conditions in Mexico are nothing to brag about and these who push this movement are nothing but agitators who are ignorant of history and trying to prey on the more ignorant sheeple.

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RMSHEFF 07/24/14 - 08:59 am
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corgimon

I think you have missed the entire point. One of the main reasons we have immigration laws is to prevent people, whom we know nothing about from freely moving through our society. Whether they intend us harm or not we MUST protect our population because this is the government's first responsibility and Obama has failed. These people are being sent to all corners of America and dumped on small communities.

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RMSHEFF 07/24/14 - 09:06 am
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PondLife

"The press is helping to maintain the mental image of these invaders as simply downdrodden children...."

Exactly and this is the sad part. We are being deceived by both our government and the press working together. Could you imagine the press not saying a word if Bush refused access to these facilities.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/24/14 - 09:35 am
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Corgi...if those tourists
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Corgi...if those tourists come here LEGALLY, then you should have nothing to fear. But like many progressives you INTENTIONALLY equate legal tourists/immigrants with illegal tourists/immigrants.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/24/14 - 09:35 am
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As I mentioned in a previous

As I mentioned in a previous post, these 16, 17, 18 year olds will be able to vote in 2016. If voter ID is again challenged and these so called "refugees" are issued drivers' licenses, we will no doubt have another liberal prez.

Obummer definitely knows this and has calculated this invasion.

carcraft
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carcraft 07/24/14 - 09:48 am
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Thank you for correcting me!

Thank you for correcting me! I am HORRIBLLE at spelling. Corgimom, I am glad you son recovered from scabies and having worked in health care for 0ver 30 years, no it isn't that common and the medication used to clear it up can have potent side effects. there are one million scabies cases in the US per year at a rate of 1case / 2million. The incidence world wide is 1 to 10%. The other problems is that many of these people are going to end up on welfare. One question for my liberal friends, where do the Children from Chicago flee to to avoid gun violance (42 shootings in Chicago last week), Canada?

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jimmymac 07/24/14 - 10:04 am
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ILLEGAL
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What's going on the border is illegal. Obama and Holder have decided that they're not going to follow our current immigration laws and deport these criminals invading our country. The Haitians should be outraged because many were turned back before they were allowed to step foot on US soil. Hey isn't that racism?

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raul 07/24/14 - 10:21 am
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I think Corgimom and

I think Corgimom and Countyman are running neck to neck in number of thumbs down.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/24/14 - 10:35 am
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Raul

Which is a shame because Countyman at least knows what he talking about most of the time. In the other case, not so much.

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