The strain on America's health care system:
active TB cases in the refugee population, Colorado this time. If you haven't been following the great
investigative work that Breitbart reporter Michael Patrick Leahy is doing getting information to the public about the FACT
that refugees are permitted entry into the US with Tuberculosis (and other communicable diseases), you should. Islamic
terror attacks understandably make the news, but in the long run the return of diseases (thought to be virtually
non-existent) and the arrival of parasites into the US should cause you to lose sleep especially if you are in one of
200 plus 'welcoming' American towns and cities. Who do you think will be paying for all of the healthcare?
Percent of Refugees in Vermont Positive for Latent TB. Thirty-five percent of the 901 refugees resettled in
Vermont by the federal government between 2013 and 2016 tested positive for latent TB infection, according to data provided
to Vermont Watchdog by the Vermont Department of Health. Officials with the Vermont Department of Health,
however, refused to tell Vermont Watchdog how many of these refugees, if any, arrived with the active or infectious form of
TB, or are currently being treated for active TB.
Viral and Deadly Diseases of Legal and Illegal Immigration. According to the latest Census, illegal immigration
has exploded 57 percent in less than two years, with at least 550,000 new undocumented aliens pouring into America in a trend
that is set to continue growing. In an analysis of the numbers, the Center for Immigration Studies found illegal and
legal immigration have reached over 1.5 million a year, a new 15 year high, and a 39 percent increase over
2013. Since 2014, 3.1 million new immigrants (legal and illegal) have settled in the United States.
Diseases Cross Open Borders. The spread of the Zika virus has become so alarming that more than 150 health
experts from over a dozen countries published an open letter urging the postponement or relocation of the Summer Olympics
scheduled for August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Never before in world history have the Olympics been cancelled due
to a public health crisis. "The Brazilian strain of Zika virus harms health in ways that science has not observed
before," the scientists warned. They added that an "unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all
countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic."
care for illegals: $18.5 billion per year. [Scroll down] Some basic math reveals that in 2000, illegal
immigrants accounted for $6.45 billion of national medical spending. Since 2000, "national medical spending" has
increased by about 162% (i.e., a factor of >2.6), and the share of the U.S. population from illegal immigrants
has — if we take the likely underestimates at face value — increased to 3.5%. Consequently,
crunching the numbers, we arrive at a projected current annual cost from providing health care to illegal immigrants
of $18.5 billion.
on Tuberculosis in US refugee population, feds keeping it secret. I was about to quit posting for the day and
try to answer some e-mails when I spotted yet another story about TB on the rise in America and it is pretty clear that the
rise is a result of the increase in the immigrant population.
Tuberculosis a ticking time bomb in refugee/migrant flow to America? While we fixate on a terrorism threat
coming from not thoroughly vetted refugees, could there be a more likely security and safety risk with the myriad diseases
permitted entry into the US in the refugee population (and in the stream of Unaccompanied Alien Children)? In fact,
when I first began writing RRW, it was a shock to learn that the Allen County (Indiana) health department was being
overwhelmed by the number of TB cases among the newly resettled Burmese refugees. Treating them was breaking the health
department's budget. Be sure to see the Minneapolis Star Tribune of only a week ago where we learn that after
20 years of decline, the US TB rate is moving upward.
Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis. One of every five refugees resettled
in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, according to the state's Department
of Health. Only 4 percent of the general population in the United States tested positive for latent tuberculosis
in the most recent report provided by the Centers for Disease Control.
Immigrants Account for $10.7 Billion of Nation's Health Care Costs, Data Show. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) said that "illegal immigrants are not covered" in the health care reform legislation that is now working its way
through House committees. But when asked about illegal immigrants who go to public hospitals for care, Pelosi told
CNN's State of the Nation on Sunday the law requires that they be treated. The cost of treating illegal aliens amounts
to nearly $11 billion a year, according to calculations done by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR),
a non-profit group that opposes illegal immigration. And that cost is not expected to go away if a health insurance
reform bill becomes law. "If you're in this country illegally, should you be able to get health care? CNN's John
King asked Pelosi. "No, illegal immigrants are not covered by this plan," she replied.
Official Warned Staff of Health, Safety Risks During Influx of Illegal Alien Minors. A government official
warned employees deploying for the influx of illegal immigrant minors about health and safety risks because the new arrivals
would have tuberculosis and some were young adults — not children — like the Obama administration
proclaimed, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. "We might as well plan on many of the kids having TB,"
states a June 26, 2014 guidance e-mail from a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) environmental health scientist, Alaric C.
Denton, as the agency prepared to handle the crisis. "Most of these kids are not immunized, so we need to make sure all
our staff are immunized. Denton, who is stationed at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, predicts in the
directive that the agency will be overwhelmed pretty quickly and that screening requirements will be hard to keep up with.
Alert' As Doctors Diagnose Outbreak of Highly Contagious, Deadly Disease Among Migrants. A former luxury
hotel-turned migrant centre in Austria is the site of an outbreak of a deadly bacterial disease which has seen at least one
migrant put into intensive care. The outbreak of louse-born relapsing fever is just the latest re-emergence of diseases
long thought exterminated in Europe, carried back to the continent by a great migratory movement of millions of people from
Africa and Asia. Particularly associated with Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia, the extremely contagious bacteria causes
severe illness and can be fatal in 30 to 70 percent of cases, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Immigrants with HIV, STDs welcome. The Department of Health and Human Services this month opened the borders to
those with the STDs, deeming the communicable diseases not a big threat to the United States. A report from the Center for
Immigration Studies said that HHS does not believe that the costs to taxpayers to handle the immigrants with STDs will be
significant. Now, said the Center, the list of inadmissible communicable diseases only includes syphilis, gonorrhea,
tuberculosis, and leprosy.
foreigners bring disease across the border. When facing the massive problems associated with an open border, deluges of illegal
immigration, and now even government sponsored surges of so-called "refugees," we naturally must discuss our concern about terrorism and violent
crime. That, however, is only part of the threat. The uncontrolled and chaotic violation this nation brought to us by President
Obama's immigration and refugee schemes pose a number of threats to the homeland as insidious and deadly as the Islamic jihadi.
are many diseases back, decades after being wiped out in the U.S.? An E. coli epidemic in Seattle and Kansas City and 19 other
states? TB in New York and Manassas, Virginia? Leprosy in New Hampshire? Dengue Fever in Laredo? What's going on
here? If you think data about illegal alien crime is hidden from public, just try to find information on the contagious diseases brought
across our borders by illegal aliens from nearly 100 countries. If we survey the anecdotal and sporadic official data of the past fifteen
years, there is no doubt we are being invaded daily by dangerous diseases. There is good reason to believe the government is minimizing
this risk as part of its disinformation campaign to sanitize illegal immigration and to portray all critics as "anti-immigrant." Although
the U.S. Border Patrol publishes frequent reports on the number of individuals apprehended crossing the border, no agency publishes reports on
the diseases they bring with them and then carry into our communities.
rooms are becoming the only dialysis option for the undocumented. Increasingly in Memphis, and around the U.S.,
emergency rooms are becoming the source of specialized medical care for undocumented workers. Not only is it not the best
option, medically, it's adding an expensive burden to hospitals forced to cover the cost because they can't legally turn away uninsured.
of deported immigrants with mental disabilities may return to US. Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who
were deported from the U.S. after representing themselves in court may be allowed to return to the country under a settlement
approved by a judge Friday [9/25/2015].
Illegal Aliens are Importing Deadly Third World Diseases. Even as exotic new diseases
and nearly-eradicated old ones keep popping up across the nation, the Obama administration is
unconcerned, or some would say, recklessly indifferent, to the public health threat that Third World
illegal aliens pose to the American public. This isn't an observation from would-be GOP
presidential nominee Donald Trump or some wild-eyed rube — it's a devastating criticism
that comes from two public health experts at the government's own Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
It comes as deadly diseases surface or make a comeback in the U.S. Among those ailments are tuberculosis,
pneumonia, paralysis-causing acute flaccid myelitis, dengue fever, swine flu, and enterovirus D68.
Reveal CDC Officials Slamming 'Marxist' Obama During Illegal Immigrant Influx. Emails
recently obtained by Judicial Watch reveal disgusted CDC officials griping about the president of
the United States, describing him as "the worst pres we have ever had," an "amateur" and a "Marxist."
The two officials traded the emails on June 9, 2014, when the Texas border was being overwhelmed with a
massive influx of illegal immigrant minors. Another email dated June 18, 2014, shows a CDC
intelligence analyst describing the situation as a "Leave No Child on the other Side of
the Border Policy," referring to the Bush-era education law known as "No Child Left Behind."
a Potential Epidemic. By now most Americans are familiar with the Obama administration's ongoing
effort to force-feed amnesty for illegals to a largely recalcitrant American public. The most egregious
part of this effort occurred during last year's border "surge" when the administration not only embraced the
admittance of tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) into our nation, but the purposeful and
secret dispersal of them into all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Virgin Islands. What Americans don't know is that the Obama administration ignored Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines that apply to legal immigrants and prevent the unvaccinated,
or those with a "communicable disease of public health significance," from entering the country. As a
result, it is quite possible the outbreak of unknown diseases or those mostly eradicated in the U.S. for
quite some time is no coincidence.
Won't Be Able to Pay for All That Free Healthcare for Illegals. California is working
hard to facilitate illegal immigration while other states are looking at immigration enforcement.
They're giving away freebies, including healthcare. California is a one-party government, like
the old Soviet Union, and there's little in the way of effective opposition. They like to spread
around other people's money especially to poor illegal aliens. Californians already offer health
services free or at low cost to the uninsured, low-income residents who don't get it under Obamacare.
Several counties offer the same healthcare to illegal aliens.
Immigrant with Drug-Resistant TB to Be Released into US, say Congressional Leaders. On
Friday [4/3/2015], Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, along with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Senators John
McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and ICE Deputy
Assistant Secretary Saldaña warning them not to release an illegal immigrant with
drug-resistant tuberculosis into the general public.
than 2 dozen people test positive for tuberculosis at Kansas school. More than 300
Olathe Northwest High School students and staff members were tested after coming into contact with
an infected student.
Students Test Positive for TB; Media Mum on Cause. More than 300 Olathe Northwest High
School students and staff members were tested after coming into contact with an infected student.
Tests Positive for 27 Students at Kansas High School. Health officials reported that 8 percent
of the students and staff at a Kansas high school have tested positive for a tuberculosis infection. At
least 27 people out of 300 tested at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, Kansas, were positive for the
infection, according to a statement from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. The
testing started after an active case of tuberculosis was reported on March 5, according to the local
Other Diseased Illegal Immigrants. While concerns are rightly focused on the infectious disease
risk to United States citizens via illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, illegal immigrants from
other regions also threaten the health of legal American residents. In addition to the large Mexican and
Central American illegal immigrant population in the U.S., there are also hundreds of thousands of illegals from
countries such as the Philippines (310,000 as of the latest Homeland Security estimate for 2012), India (260,000),
South Korea (230,000), China (210,000), Ecuador (170,000), Vietnam (160,000), and about another 1.8 million
from other countries.
Rates Among Immigrants Are a Legitimate Concern. The spread of measles in the United
States is undoubtedly driven by insufficient vaccination among natives. But this does not mean that
the vaccination rate among immigrant groups is unimportant, or that one must be "anti-immigrant" to
worry about it. In fact, low vaccination rates in the United States, regrettable as they are, make
it all the more important to be vigilant about what diseases may be carried across our borders. It
is probably not a coincidence that the current outbreak has been traced to Disneyland, which is a common
destination for international travelers.
Blames Measles Outbreak On 'Undocumented People'. Potential 2016 candidate Dr. Ben
Carson, who has expressed support for strict vaccination policies, on Tuesday [2/3/2015] linked the
measles outbreak in California to undocumented immigrants. CNN's Jake Tapper asked Carson if
parents' decisions not to vaccinate their children led to the outbreak. "It is a good example of
what happens," Carson responded. But he then suggested that the outbreak may have started with
[the] Border Crisis Trigger [a] Measles Outbreak? The sudden outbreak of measles
across the United States raises questions about how the disease arrived in the country after it was
eradicated here in 2000. A quick review of the U.S. State Department visa requirements for
immigrant visas reveals that applicants must be vaccinated for measles prior to their approval.
Measles vaccination is not required for tourist visas, according to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, nor is it required for any other disease. That leaves three possibilities. [...]
Virus and Disease — President Obama's Infectious Legacy. In 2000, the
Centers for Disease Control had thought that measles were eliminated in the US, but starting in
2008, cases began to climb. In 2014, the number of cases exploded to over 600, more than all
reported cases between 2009 and 2013. The CDC also reported that cases reached a 20-year high in
2014. The CDC determined that the number of cases grew in the US due to an influx of foreign
immigrants. There is no treatment for measles once it is contracted. Patients should
stay hydrated as they ride the illness out.
Mickey and Other Measles Scapegoats. Unwilling to put the blame on the thousands upon
thousands of unaccompanied minors that Obama encouraged to migrate north last summer or the
possibility that an illegal visiting Disneyland is the source, is the CDC actually suggesting the
culprit might be a travelling American, or a visitor from overseas, or perhaps Dumbo or even Mickey
Mouse? The CDC is saying "We assume that someone got infected with measles overseas, visited
Disneyland park, and spread the disease to others." In other words, it could have been absolutely
anyone, from anywhere!
"very concerned" about potential for large measles outbreak. Tom Frieden, the director
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said his agency is "very concerned" about
the possibility of a large measles outbreak in the U.S. because of the growing number of people who
have not been vaccinated against the disease. [...] There are at least 102 reported cases of measles
in 14 states, according to CDC statistics.
Maybe The Government
Should Stop Lying. Measles is a nasty disease and one for which there is an effective
(but not perfectly effective) vaccine. You're nuts if you are not vaccinated against this.
But — there's a problem. We allow undocumented immigrants into this country, including
children, and guess what — many of them are unvaccinated.
'Eradicated Disease' Invading U.S.. Dengue hemorrhagic fever has been added to the
list of diseases brought by the surge of "unaccompanied minors" who have illegally entered the U.S.
this year. [...] The WHO has documented that before 1970, only nine countries had experienced severe
dengue epidemics. The disease has been diagnosed in more than 100 countries in Africa, Latin
America, Indonesia, the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific.
Immigrants Faking Crimes To Stay In Charlotte. A U-Visa is good for four years and just filling out an
application can delay or stop deportation proceedings altogether. Not surprisingly, that's led to a flood of
applications at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, where they have had more than 700 thus far in 2014.
But it's also opened the door to fraud.
Component of Obama's Legacy: Chagas Disease. Obama's legacy includes more than the
recklessly irresponsible if not deliberate importation of Ebola and enterovirus D-68 into the USA.
Let's not forget Chagas disease: [...] Barack Obama has brought 60,000 children from these countries into
the US in this year. Obama not only brought them in, almost certainly helping to coordinate their
transport up through Mexico (considering that the Administration knew in advance how many were coming
and when they would arrive). He quickly distributed the potential vectors to all 50 states
and even the US Virgin islands before they could be deported.
Arrived Illegal Alien Minors Spread Deadly Virus. Virtually nonexistent in the U.S.
before the recent influx of illegal alien minors, the lethal Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is associated
with severe respiratory illness and is known to come from Central America. According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from mid-August to the end of October state public health
laboratories have confirmed a total of 1,105 people in 47 states and the District of Columbia
with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. What the agency conveniently omits is that the deadly virus
was first discovered in cities with large numbers of relocated illegal immigrant minors, officially
identified by the government as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).
A Quest For The Latino Vote Really Worth Unleashing Enterovirus? Is winning new
Democratic voters worth the sickening and even death of children? A new report provides evidence
that illegals are spreading enterovirus as a result of Obama's open-borders policy. If so, it's
one of the worst derelictions of duty yet by a White House that's permitted lives to be
sacrificed — from Benghazi to the Fast and Furious scandal — for political
ends. Late Friday [10/31/2014], the Daily Caller assembled a long report showing genetic and
statistical evidence that links a sudden upsurge in the deadly Enterovirus D68 with its polio-like
symptoms to the flood of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors through our unguarded southern
border this year.
Much Cholera Will Obama's 100,000 Haitians Bring to America? Obama is doing so well
managing Ebola that he wants to step up the game by introducing some Cholera to it with his plan to
bring in 100,000 Haitians. [...] The benefits for the Democratic Party are obvious. The benefits for
America much less so.
Illegals Now Bringing in Leprosy.
For the first time in Ohio history, a prison inmate has been diagnosed with leprosy, state
corrections officials said Thursday [10/16/2014]. The inmate, whose name was not released, was diagnosed with
the chronic bacterial infection on Tuesday at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, according to the Department
of Rehabilitation and Correction. The infected prisoner is a native of Micronesia, a region of islands in the
Pacific Ocean, and has served time at three other Ohio prisons since 2011, according to Stuart Hudson, the DRC's
managing director of health care and fiscal operations.
Source of New Virus Killing Kids: Obama's "Unaccompanied Alien Children". A disease
that was once rare in the U.S. is killing Americans, and its rise coincides with the tidal wave of
unaccompanied minor children arriving from Latin America under our de facto open-border policy.
an Obama Administration Policy is Destroying Lives. Government health officials
haven't offered any explanation for the unusual outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control has
pointedly refused to disclose the states where children have died or even specific locations of
outbreaks. State and local officials are similarly closed mouthed. Except for suggesting routine
precautions, public officials largely refuse to offer any details whatsoever, and in some cases have
spread misinformation. And the media seem incapable of penetrating the wall of silence, simply
repeating the official narrative. But there is significant, almost irrefutable evidence that this
outbreak is the direct result of this year's illegal alien invasion from Central America.
denies enterovirus link to illegal-alien kids. The CDC denies a causal link between
the surge of illegal-alien children from Latin America and the enterovirus D-68 outbreak in the
United States, but government data show the virus was rare in the U.S. before this year.
Brown: Anyone with Ebola can 'walk across' our 'porous' border. When I reported the
other day that GOP Senate candidate Tom Cotton had claimed ISIS is collaborating with Mexican drug
cartels to infiltrate the border and kill Arkansans, a number of folks joked on twitter that if
Cotton had thrown Ebola into the mix, he would have hit the Fox News Trifecta. It turns out that
at least two GOP Senate candidates are, in fact, linking Ebola to the border, and using that double
jolt of fear to attack Dem Senate incumbents.
If Ebola Reaches Central America, 'There Will Be Mass Migration into the U.S.'. [Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly] also
said with certainty that "there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa."
Agent: Nothing Done To Secure Border From Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%. Border Patrol
Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that "nothing" has
been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the
apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% on Thursday's [10/9/2014] "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on
the Fox News Channel. Cabrera said, "I agree with that 100 percent," when asked whether he agreed
with Marine Corps General John Kelly that there would be a "mass migration" to the US if the Ebola virus
spread to Central America.
plagues illegal immigrants; lack of medications, basic hygiene blamed. Communicable
diseases continue to be a problem at the New Mexico facility built to house illegal immigrant
families surging across the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigrants themselves aren't taking their
own health care very seriously, according to an audit released Monday [10/6/2014]. While the
Border Patrol is doing a good job of handling the surge of illegal immigrant children traveling
alone without their parents, the families who are being housed at a special facility continue to
have health problems and trouble using the bathroom, the Homeland Security inspector general said.
claims fifth life in U.S.. At least five children infected with the respiratory
illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. The lastest
confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of death Friday night. But health
officials say they have no idea how he contracted the virus. A health official says Eli was
"asymptomatic and fine" when he went to bed but died overnight. He had no known preexisting
Fifth Child Dies To Support President Obama's Illegal Immigration Goals:
South American Immigrants Introduce Deadly Virus To U.S. Children. Though the U.S.
government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant
numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City,
Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports.
Expert: Obama Admin Responsible For Letting Ebola Patient Into U.S.. [Scroll down] The statute explicitly
states that "any alien" or legal immigrant or visitor, "who is determined (in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary
of Health and Human Services) to have a communicable disease of public health significance" or someone who is "who is determined
(in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in consultation with the [Secretary of
Homeland Security])... to have a physical or mental disorder and behavior associated with the disorder that may pose, or has posed,
a threat to the property, safety, or welfare of the alien or others, or" is considered to be "inadmissible."
Ebola Yes, Bagpipes No.
Thomas Eric Duncan has the distinction of being America's Patient Zero — the first but not the last
person to develop Ebola symptoms in the United States. Is he a US citizen? No, he's Liberian.
Is he a resident of the United States? No, he landed at Washington's Dulles Airport on September 20th,
in order to visit his sister and having quit his job in Monrovia a few weeks earlier. So he's a single
unemployed man with relatives in the US and no compelling reason to return to his native land. That alone
is supposed to be cause for immigration scrutiny.
Obama Stubbornly Refuses
Ebola Travel Ban. The calls are growing louder for the Obama administration to ban
travel from countries dealing with Ebola virus outbreaks. But, throwing caution to the wind, the
White House refuses to even entertain this common-sense first step to protect the United States from
experiencing an outbreak of its own.
Gambled with Ebola and Lost. Ebola has reached our shores from Africa. Dozens of
children are reportedly suffering paralysis from a deadly virus with unknown origins. Medical
providers across the country have warned of a looming public-health crisis as communicable diseases
spread unmonitored and uncontrolled. Other countries are cracking down. But America is stuck on
open-borders stupid. The Diversity Visa (DV) program, to take just one glaring example of government
insanity, is still going. On October 1, the State Department opened the annual DV random lottery
to applicants from around the world. Yes, it's completely random, like a Powerball drawing.
proven wrong, wrong, wrong about Ebola in just 2 weeks. I can't remember a time when
trust in government was as low as it is today. Obama now has a reputation as a liar, with the great
lies of Obamacare ("If you like your doctor...) forever his legacy. [...] And now with epidemics
imported from abroad threatening our health (not just Ebola but Enterovirus), the public has every
reason to be distrustful of those offering advice and reassurances.
Fumble: Obama Fails to Use Legal Power to Deny Entry. As the Ebola epidemic has spread
through West Africa over the last several months, President Obama has not used legal powers he
possesses to help prevent the deadly virus from entering the United States. Federal law gives the
president the power to issue a proclamation to seal the borders to any class of aliens who pose a
threat to the United States. The law is broad enough that Obama could have issued a proclamation
months ago denying entry to any foreign national from the countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria
Illness' Striking Kids Across The Country. While most folks have had their eyes
diverted by the Ebola scare, another illness is hitting hundreds of kids especially hard this year.
Some have become paralyzed by the illness, and others have died. Calling it the "mystery
illness," doctors say it is a strain of viruses called Enterovirus 68, and it has hit kids from
California to the East Coast. First diagnosed in the U.S. in 1962, the virus has been rare
here. But this year it has exploded for unknown reasons.
Refuses to Directly Answer If Ebola Patient A US Citizen. Tuesday [9/30/2014] during
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press conference, which confirmed the first case of
Ebola in the United States, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden refused to directly answer if the man who
traveled from Liberia to Texas earlier this month was a citizen of the Untied States.
Borders Medical News: Bubonic Plague and Tuberculosis Outbreak in U.S. Southwest. It's
not just an issue of terrorists wandering into the U.S., it's a range of health hazards thought long
ago conquered domestically.
New Border Surge Opens Us To Surge Of Epidemics. Secretary of State John Kerry warns
of a new surge of illegals, just as Central America is being hit by a new wave of epidemics. No
doubt about it: President Obama's open-borders policy is exposing us to disease, too.
[is being] Done About New Diseases Coming Up From [the Mexican] Border. Amid applause, President Obama has made fighting Ebola in
Africa a military priority, to protect U.S. health. So why is he doing nothing about the raft of new diseases that may be rolling in from
our unguarded border? 'We can't dawdle on this one," the president intoned this week, announcing that he would be putting 3,000 boots on
the ground in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, in a $600 million rescue effort for three nations badly hit by the dreaded Ebola epidemic.
crisis: Yes, we need to help but is Obama ready to keep Americans safe? America is silently acquiescing to
President Obama's extraordinarily expensive and flawed plan to fight Ebola in West Africa. Tuesday [9/16/2014], Obama
announced he is committing $763 million dollars and 3,000 military personnel to taming the outbreak that so far has
killed 2,400 people. Though help is urgently needed there, the plan does too little to protect Americans. Obama
said nothing about temporarily banning commercial air travel between the U.S. and West Africa, in order to help prevent Ebola
from coming here. Some 220,000 residents of West African countries have visas that permit them to enter the United States.
Gov't 'Tight-Lipped' on Respiratory Virus, May be From Illegals. Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of
American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been "real tight-lipped" about the mysterious respiratory illness that has
struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued
that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday's "Laura Ingraham Show."
of rare and severe respiratory illness enterovirus 68 confirmed in 14 states. Health officials say 14 states
now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 which is marked by severe breathing
problems and will continue to infect children in more states.
Problem: What Are The Health Risks? Troubling facts concerning health risks related to
the wave of illegal immigrants who are crossing our southern border are coming to light despite
efforts by the government to keep Americans in the dark. [...] Proponents of accommodating this
newest influx of foreigners try to say this immigration wave is no different from those in the past.
They are wrong. Historically, immigrants who legally sought entry to America (such as those
through Ellis Island) went through a structured process that checked them for communicable diseases.
In some cases, those found to present a health risk were quarantined until they no longer proposed a
threat. In other cases, they were sent back to their country of origin.
Hordes of Illegal Aliens Are Sinking Boston Suburb.
When the Obama Regime refused to say where it has been hiding the thousands of largely underage illegal aliens it
has been allowing into the country, the curious set about trying to find them. A massive outbreak of
respiratory illness among children in 10 states provided one clue.
Ordered To Waive Health, Immunization Rules For Illegals. The Virginia Department of Education issued a memo
to its 132 divisions this week outlining how schools should handle the expected influx of more than 2,850 illegal immigrant
children. In addition to giving them "homeless" status, which comes with benefits under the Homeless Assistance Act, the
state is also ordering schools to "immediately enroll" the students and waive the health and immunization requirements of
The Invasion of Enterovirus
EV-D68. For starters, Ohio, California, and Kansas are just a few of the states already struggling to
contain measles outbreaks. Now, in addition to measles, more than 1,000 children in 10 states — Missouri,
Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have suddenly become
infected with a rare respiratory virus, not seen in the U.S. since the 1960s, called human Enterovirus EV-D68. The U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that the rare strain is related to the same rhinovirus responsible for
causing the common cold. The dire prediction is that in the coming weeks and months, Enterovirus EV-D68, origin
unknown, is due to spread to all 50 states and afflict great numbers of otherwise healthy children.
Thinking Obsolete? Geraldo Rivera has denounced the Drudge Report for carrying news
stories that show some of the negative consequences and dangers from allowing vast numbers of
youngsters to enter the country illegally and be spread across the country by the Obama administration.
Some of these youngsters are already known to be carrying lice and suffering from disease. Since
there have been no thorough medical examinations of most of them, we have no way of knowing whether, or
how many, are carrying deadly diseases that will spread to American children when these unexamined young
immigrants enter schools across the country.
agents, family members infected with diseases through illegal immigrant contact. KFOX14
obtained the July 30 report from the Office of the Inspector General, which states that Border Patrol
personnel at the Clint Station in El Paso County and Santa Teresa Station in Dona Ana County reported they were
potentially exposed to tuberculosis. The report also states: "DHS employees reported exposure to communicable
diseases and becoming sick on duty. For example, during a recent site visit to the Del Rio USBP Station and Del Rio Port
of Entry, CBP personnel reported contracting scabies, lice, and chicken pox. Two CBP officers reported that their children
were diagnosed with chicken pox within days of the CBP officer's contact with an unaccompanied minor who had chicken pox."
We Being Lied To? — Detainment Center At Artesia New Mexico Claims Lockdown Due To
Chicken Pox. A few days ago we shared the Washington Times story about a facility in
New Mexico being closed due to a Chicken Pox outbreak. [...] Is the Chicken Pox story a cover for
the more troublesome Tuberculosis outbreak? Is the New Mexico quarantine really because of Chicken
Pox? If so, why didn't they quarantine the facility as they began x-ray screening for the 89
active skin-test TB cases ?
illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says. In two cases,
the children of a border patrol agent got chicken pox contracted from their parents' exposure to unaccompanied children with chicken pox,
according to the report on conditions of detention centers and border facilities. The report, the first in a series, is based on
87 unannounced visits to 63 detention centers being used to house unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in Texas, Arizona and California
during July 1-16. "Many UAC and family units require treatment for communicable diseases, including respiratory illnesses,
tuberculosis, chicken pox, and scabies," said the memorandum summarizing the report.
immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says. Unaccompanied
illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and
chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Securityís Office of Inspector General.
In two cases, the children of a border patrol agent got chicken pox contracted from their parentsí exposure to unaccompanied
children with chicken pox, according to the report on conditions of detention centers and border facilities.
Struggling to Cope With Medical 'Breakdown' at the Border. The federal government is
so overwhelmed by the current tide of migrants crossing the border it can't provide basic medical
screening to all of the children before transporting them — often by air — to
longer-term holding facilities across the country, ABC News has learned.
is Recklessly Endangering the Entire Country by the Intentional Release of Communicable
Diseases. The Obama administration has pursued a policy of reckless endangerment by
allowing tens of thousands of illegal aliens to enter the United States in direct violation of our
sovereign immigration laws. It has been documented by the federal government that swine flu and
pneumonia outbreaks have been a result of this policy. Tuberculosis, hand-foot-and-mouth disease,
Chagas disease and chicken pox have been verified by US border patrol agents.
Outbreak on the Border.
The outbreak of disease among several of the nearly 600 immigrant children at the Naval Base Ventura
County, located north of Los Angeles, initially was thought to be caused by deadly bacterial
streptococcal meningitis, according to one official close to the issue. However, a spokesman for
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said he was not aware of any cases of meningitis
at the base. The pneumonia cases and meningitis scare last weekend followed two cases of H1N1
swine flu among other child immigrants — one at the California base and another in Texas.
The virus caused a global pandemic in 2009, but officials said it is considered less dangerous than
the pneumonia and initially suspected meningitis outbreak that began over the past weekend.
Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant. A Border Patrol agent from the
Laredo, Texas, Sector has been hospitalized for seven days with bacterial pneumonia, which the agent contracted while
processing illegal immigrants, officials from National Border Patrol Council 2455 tell National Review Online.
Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of NBPC 2455, says the agent is expected to have chronic asthmatic symptoms for
life, according to information relayed by the agent.
Of Undocumented Minors Includes Pregnant Mothers. The thousands of undocumented minors
in U.S. detention facilities includes an unknown number of pregnant teenaged immigrants. The
pregnant minors have been moved into longer-term shelters operated by the Department of Health and
Human Services in order to provide federally funded health care. As many as 90,000 undocumented
minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are expected to enter the United States this year.
ready for a TB epidemic? Is stupidity or malevolence behind the policy of distributing
Central American illegal alien children around the country among the general population? The
question must be asked because alarming numbers of these unfortunates are carrying tuberculosis, a
lethal disease that had largely been eradicated from the United States.
America's Impending Tuberculosis Epidemic.
One of the things that changes you, when you become a parent, is the body of knowledge you acquire
to protect your spouse and children including things like knowledge of infectious diseases in public
schools. [...] In the 1920s TB was the eighth leading cause of death for children 1-to-4 years old.
Since then American public health has been so effective in preventing it that the USA no longer has
any "herd immunity" to TB. This "catch and release" illegal alien policy is horrible from the
infectious disease point of view in that phlegm or aerosolized sputum that are contaminated with
Mycobacterium tuberculosis are active biohazards that have long latent infection periods. This
makes "exposure" very easy.
Doctor: Previously-Deported Illegal Alien with Tuberculosis Ignored by Feds. Dr.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet — a preventive medicine physician and former Director of the Association of
American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) — has practices in Arizona and Texas. Vliet claimed that one
of her patients, whose name can not be disclosed for confidentiality reasons, called her with fears
that the TB-positive immigrant was putting other lives at risk. Vliet said her patient informed
her that ICE and DHS would not take the illegal immigrant — who was previously deported but
is now back in the U.S. — into custody.
Speaks Out Against Feds Silencing Medical Staff on Border. Early in July it was revealed that
doctors and nurses were allegedly threatened with arrest if they disclosed any information about the diseases
discovered in federal housing facilities for illegal immigrants. Many on the left have claimed that by
speaking out about their work at the facilities, medical personnel would be violating the Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which "protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information."
Patrol personnel infected by illegal immigrant flood. Along with piteous pictures of children flooding
across our borders and being distributed across the country courtesy of US taxpayers come disease vectors. Maybe
flying them around to various parts of the country isn't the smartest idea.
The Editor says...
If the government intends to deport the unaccompanied children (with or without a hearing), then why are they being
distributed to the interior parts of the country? If 10,000 of us sneaked into Mexico, would we be flown to Mexico City?
Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Immigrants. A border patrol agent
was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in Otay Mesa, California, the
agent's union representative said. Ronald Zermeno, health and safety director for the National
Border Control Council union, said the agent told him that he observed several people with open
sores while screening them in preparation to be released to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into skin and lays eggs, causing an intense itching and rash,
according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sources Say TB Cases Being Found in Immigrants at TX Facilities. On Fox and Friends
this morning [7/7/2014], Fox News Radio reporter Todd Starnes revealed more tuberculosis infections
are being found at camps in Texas that are housing illegal immigrants. According to Starnes'
sources, at least three cases of tuberculosis were found at facility near Austin, while at least
four more cases were confirmed in teenagers at a refugee camp at Lackland Air Force Base. He
described the situation at Lackland as "far worse." The disease can spread quickly in tight
quarters. Starnes said it's unclear whether these infections are the drug-resistant type of TB, but
that strain is said to be common in Central America.
Illegal Aliens Who Exposed Border Patrol Agents to Scabies May Have Been Released into Population. Illegal
aliens presumed to have exposed border patrol agents in San Diego, California, to scabies may have been released into the
general population, according to a July 4 letter from Ronald Zermeno, director of Health and Safety of a local chapter
of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing Border Patrol agents.
Least Two 'Border Kids' Have Swine Flu. [Scroll down] But some of the fears being expressed were
more specific. Those were the ones that involved communicable diseases — leprosy,
tuberculosis, whooping cough, and the other usual suspects you often hear a lot about when you
write about immigration. We're talking about the kind of sicknesses that those of us who live in
the United States usually have the luxury of not having to think about — until the Third
World crashes the back gate. The worry was that these border kids from Central America were
either bringing in diseases, or contracting diseases while locked in unsanitary and overcrowded
holding cells, and then spreading them to other children and incarcerated youth. At least those
viruses could be somewhat contained. The real worry was those children who had — by
mid-June — already been relocated around the country, to unsuspecting communities as far
away as California and Pennsylvania? What then?
Illegal Immigration Bio-Warfare.
In Murrieta, [California,] over the last few months, over 500 illegal aliens a week are being
released into the general population, many of these people are children, without a medical
screening. Last weekend that number changed to 200 every 72 hours. They are being
shipped in from other areas around the country to our holding facility, where they do not have the
room to house these people, much less give them a proper processing above checking to see if these invaders
are known criminals.
Risk Of Diseases Brought By Migrants Not Being Taken Seriously. Earlier this week
Breitbart Texas reported on a confirmed case of the Swine Flu, or H1N1, at a facility for young
migrants in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet — an experienced physician and
nationally recognized speaker — told Breitbart Texas that the risks from such diseases
being brought over the border are being dramatically downplayed. Vliet said, "Many people are
trying to diminish the seriousness of this. They say, 'We have these diseases in the U.S.' Well
yes, we do, but they've been well controlled, we have good hygiene, and most of our parents keep
children home when they're sick." Most of the border minors are being kept in overcrowded facilities
ridden with poor hygiene; this is the ideal condition for a viral outbreak, according to Vliet.
Alien Flood Brings Killer Swine Flu Back into Texas. The federal government is reportedly now shipping 2,000 H1N1
vaccines to Lackland AFB to prevent an outbreak. By the way, Lackland AFB would be a terrible place for an outbreak to
occur. It's only where every single new Air Force recruit undergoes basic training. It's also where Air Force
officer candidates get trained. It's in San Antonio, Texas' second largest city, and a trade hub between Texas, Mexico
and the rest of the country.
Security Sec: Feds Screening Illegals For 'Contagious Diseases'. Homeland Security
Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday that the federal government is screening illegal immigrant
children flooding across the United States-Mexico border for contagious diseases. Numerous doctors
have expressed concerns that the border crisis can lead to a public health crisis.
Immigration Center [is] a Magnet for Disease. A Border Patrol official says he's concerned
the medical screening at the Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, has grown so porous that a
new superbug will make its way into the United States through the station. Albert Spratte, the
sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, says
the medical screening process involves separating people into one of three separate classifications.
If a person claims to be sick, he or she will see a doctor. If a person does not claim to be sick, but
an Emergency Medical Technician looks at the person and determines he or she has symptoms of some sort of
illness, that person will also see a doctor. But a person who does not claim to be ill or is not
displaying symptoms may or may not be seen.
Warn Of Looming Health Crisis Due To Flood Of Young Illegal Immigrants. In an
exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Dr. Jane Orient, an internal medicine specialist and the
Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), said that by
admitting these huge groups of children who come from countries where medical screenings are
minimal and hygiene is poor, the United States is at risk for epidemics of serious diseases and
viruses that the nation has not seen in years.
Crisis: Tuberculosis Spreading at Camps. Are the thousands of illegal immigrant kids
housed in detention facilities happy and well fed — or are they living in
disease-infested compounds shrouded in secrecy? Well, it depends on who you ask
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seems to think the children coming across
the southern border are remarkably healthy. It's a sentiment shared by BCFS — the
Texas-based agency formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services contracted to run camps at
Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
The Editor says...
If the grubby little urchins from Central America are "remarkably healthy," then we in the United States are
wasting a lot of money every year on vaccinations.
Bedlam. Chaos. That summarizes the situation on America's southern frontier, as
well as Obama's freeing of almost 104,000 illegal-alien criminals last year. He clearly doesn't
[care] about shielding Americans from the public-health and public-safety dangers posed by those who breach
the border, including deadly felons now walking American streets. Waves of unaccompanied children are
washing over the border with growing intensity. And many are bearing dangerous diseases.
Illegals are heading into the general population, even after testing positive for tuberculosis.
Illegal Immigrants Pass Infestation To US Law Enforcement. Several U.S. Border Patrol
agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector have reportedly contracted scabies from contact with
detained illegal immigrants. According to a report by Action 4 News, about 10-15 percent of
apprehended illegal immigrants have scabies in the RVG area. "A lot of people [are] coming in with
the disease, and it seems to be spreading, not just within the McAllen station, but throughout the
Valley and to some of our agents," Chris Cabrera, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol
Council, told the local media outlet.
Spent $26.2 Million On Medicare Advantage For Illegal Immigrants. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
has improperly paid millions of dollars to Medicare Advantage organizations on behalf of illegal immigrants. In a new
report released Friday [4/25/2014], the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed
that for calendar years 2010 through 2012, CMS provided $26.2 million in improper payments to Medicare Advantage
organizations for 1,600 "unlawfully present beneficiaries" — or nearly $16,375 per illegal immigrant.
Do Liberals Care if
Third World Illnesses Infect Americans? The Biblical scourge of leprosy, a "slow-growing bacillus... parasite with a tropism
for peripheral nerves, skin, and mucous membranes... upper respiratory tract, anterior chamber of the eye, and the testes," is also within
our borders. In 2002, there were only 900 total cases of leprosy in the US. In the next three years there were 9,000, mostly in
states with the largest immigrant populations. [...] So, a word to the wise: the next time a French fry falls on the table in the food
court or the handle of a shopping cart is grabbed, remember that along with open borders and liberal politicians come diseases and various
deadly pathogens either formerly eradicated or never endemic to the US in the first place, are waiting for a new host, and you are nominated.
Undocumented immigrants to strain safety-net hospitals in
Connecticut. Undocumented immigrants are expected to make up a larger share of Connecticut's uninsured population next year,
putting "new financial pressures on safety-net hospitals" that provide emergency care to everyone, state and national health experts predict.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides coverage options for legal immigrants, but those in the U.S. illegally cannot apply for Medicaid, even
if they are poor, or buy coverage at Access Health CT (the new insurance marketplace), even if they have cash. That means undocumented
residents without coverage will continue turning to local emergency departments for care at a time when Connecticut hospitals face the loss
of millions of dollars in federal and state subsidies to help defray the cost of uncompensated care.
Illegal Aliens Demand Free
Organ Transplants. Illegal immigrants have boldly demanded everything from civil rights in the U.S. to driver's licenses
and government benefits such as welfare and discounted tuition at public universities, so why stop there?
Child birth calls ring in from
border. San Diego Fire and Rescue crews were called to the San Ysidro border crossing for nearly 160 childbirth
emergencies in 2012 — one almost every other day. [...] There are no statistics on how many of the moms being rushed by
emergency crews to local hospitals are U.S. citizens, as federal laws prohibit emergency crews and hospital teams from asking.
Babies born under the circumstances are U.S. citizens as a birthright.
Centennial Man Calls
$7,000 Per Hour E.R. Bill 'Outlandish'. [Scroll down] Dr. Mark Earnest, a professor of medicine and health policy
with the University of Colorado, said families like the Josephs also face inflated bills to compensate for all the patients who pay
nothing. "If you've got 30 to 40 percent of the people who pay nothing, the people who do have some ability to pay
pay a lot more to cover the other guys." Earnest says estimates of the people who use ER services but cannot afford to pay
runs between 30 and 70 percent.
Arizona taxpayers pay for 53% of births.
Arizona taxpayers foot the bill for the delivery of more than half of all babies born here, a growing trend with a $200 million-plus annual price
tag that has caught state leaders off guard — even though the numbers have been rising for more than a decade.
law ignores illegal immigrants; hospitals may get stuck with the bill. Hospital leaders told The New York Times they're
wary of terms in the health care reform law that will eventually halve the amount of money they receive for caring for uninsured people
without addressing the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, most of them lacking insurance. Emergency
rooms are required to take in all patients, insured or uninsured, under a federal law signed by President Ronald Reagan.
Sneak across the border and get a free checkup!
Illegal Aliens Find Detention
in U.S. May Be Good for Their Health. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is touting the "quality" medical
care it provides for 15,000 illegal aliens who are housed at 21 detention facilities throughout the nation. "A detainee's
health care begins the moment they walk through the facility's doors," said Dr. Jon Krohmer, assistant director for ICE Health Service
Aliens, Endless Health Care Bills. An illegal alien just completed 12 surgeries and a record
374-day stay in a Fresno hospital. For him, it was "free" health care. But for taxpayers, the hospital
and patients who ultimately pay, it's another big bill.
$8.5 Million in ObamaCare Money to 25 Migrant Health Centers. The Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday that it has awarded $28.8 million to 67 community
health centers with funds from the Obamacare health reform law. Of that $28.8 million,
"approximately $8.5 million will be used by 25 New Access Point awardees to target services
to migrant and seasonal farm workers," Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman
Judy Andrews told CNSNews.com. HRSA is a part of HHS.
Government Policies. [Scroll down] If you live on the Texas border, or in fact anywhere
in the Southwest, pay close attention to epidemics breaking out across the line. As of 2010, we may add
southern Florida to this list. In July 2010, the Centers for Disease Control released the results of a
study showing that up to 20% of the inhabitants of the Keys had been exposed to Dengue Fever, also known as
"bonebreak fever" for the pain it causes. Dengue is returning to endemic status in Texas after being
banished by DDT.
Whose responsibility is
the health care of illegal immigrants? Fifty-one people — nearly all illegal
immigrants — are facing a "life-or-death limbo" after a cash-strapped Atlanta charity hospital
decided it must stop providing them free kidney dialysis treatments that were costing the hospital (or
rather taxpayers) $50,000 per year.
"Myth" that Health Care Reform Won't Cover Illegal Aliens, Is Itself a Myth. Nowhere does
H.R. 3200 say that illegal aliens are ineligible to enroll in the proposed "public option." To the
contrary, Section 202 provides that "all individuals" are eligible for benefits offered through the
government exchange unless they are enrolled in another health insurance plan.
for Illegal Aliens. Big Nanny Democrats want to ration health care for everyone in
America — except those who break our immigration laws. Last week, the House Ways and Means
Committee defeated an amendment that would have prevented illegal aliens from using the so-called "public
health insurance option." Every Democrat on the panel voted against the measure.
about socialized medicine in general and
Obamacare in particular.
Lies and Stupidity About Health Care: Here's a quick profile of those who are uninsured.
Ten million of the uninsured are illegal immigrants — which, by the way, doesn't mean they don't
get health care. Walk into virtually any emergency room in California and illegal immigrants are the
bulk of the population. Education costs and health care costs for illegal immigrants compose between
16.4 percent and 20.5 percent of California's budget deficit.
California counties cut
healthcare to illegal immigrants. Forced to slash their budgets, some California counties are eliminating
nonemergency health services for illegal immigrants — a move that officials acknowledge could backfire
by shifting the financial burden to emergency rooms.
Study: Illegal immigrants' care
costs state $677 million. The state of Texas and local hospital districts spent an estimated
$677 million to provide health care to illegal immigrants in a year, a new study says. The survey,
issued by the Texas Jealth and Human Services Commission, said that most of the money —
$597 million — was spent by local hospital districts for the immigrants' care during the
state's fiscal year that ended on Aug. 31, 2007.
Immigrant case puts hospital in a bind.
A Wichita hospital is in a quandary — trying to find long-term care for a charity case involving a patient
who is an illegal immigrant. One local health provider says problems such as this could become more common
because of the growing number of illegal immigrants in Kansas.
The hospital usually admits about 40 people
a month. Patients typically stay about 25 days, said Billy Blasingame, the hospital's chief
executive. The patient, a middle-aged woman, has been at the hospital almost four months.
Births — At Your Expense. [A Mexican woman is] rushed to a south Texas hospital to
undergo a C-section — a $4,700 medical procedure that won't cost her a dime. She qualifies
for emergency Medicaid. She gave birth to a healthy, 8½ pound baby boy — born in
It's a "better" life
that American taxpayers help pay for. Take healthcare for
example — an estimated $1.1 billion per year for undocumented men, women and children,
according to the Rand Corporation.
This problem comes from North and South.
The United States and Canada share the longest unprotected border in the world, and Toronto's Globe and Mail has a story
illustrating why that is so dangerous: More than 100 Canadian women with high-risk pregnancies have been sent to
United States hospitals over the past year — in what a doctors' group attributes to the lack of a national birthing plan.
turned away in Tarrant. JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Tarrant County's
hospital district, has for several years told patients who live in the country illegally to
find non-emergency care elsewhere. Galveston's hospital district may soon join those
ranks when it comes to cancer care because it is unable to meet demand with limited state
may drop illegals' care. The University of Texas Medical Branch may stop offering cancer care
to indigent and undocumented immigrants in order to cut costs. The UTMB set aside about $12 million in
this year's $1.4 billion annual budget to treat indigent cancer patients, but that isn't enough to meet
demand, said Karen Sexton, vice president and CEO of hospitals and clinics at the medical branch.
'Border baby' boom strains South
Texas. First it was a trickle, now it's a flood. Rising numbers of undocumented
immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and
costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health officials say.
allows lawsuit after illegal immigrant denied medical care dies. The family of a now-deceased
illegal immigrant who said he was denied medical care for cancer can sue the federal government for damages, a
federal judge ruled, calling the allegations "beyond cruel and unusual" punishment. Francisco Castaneda,
a Salvadoran immigrant, was denied a biopsy for a painful lesion for 11 months, despite the recommendation
of several doctors, according to government records cited by a judge.
Childbirth Is Top Emergency Medicaid Expense. The lion's share of Emergency Medicaid
expenditures in North Carolina covers undocumented immigrants' pregnancy and labor complications, a
trend that's probably occurring in other states, a new study found. The findings are one of
the first close-up looks at the health care needs of the growing numbers of immigrants in the
United States, and they appear to question the monetary costs of excluding undocumented immigrants
from routine health care, especially prenatal care.
Medi-Cal funds 100,000 illegal births. The
[California] Medi-Cal program is now paying for the delivery of about 100,000 children born to illegal
immigrants each year. Such births and related expenses account for more than $400 million of the
nearly $1 billion Medi-Cal spends annually on health care for undocumented people, covering everything
from pregnancy tests to postpartum checkups. The fact that children born here have a U.S. citizenship
"birthright" angers anti-illegal immigration groups.
Los Angeles Emergency Rooms are Full
of Illegal Immigrants. Sixty percent of the county's uninsured patients are not U.S.
citizens. More than half are here illegally. About 2 million undocumented aliens in
Los Angeles County alone are crowding emergency rooms because they can't afford to see a doctor.
Why Mexican Hospital Emergency Rooms
Aren't Swamped: Emergency rooms in American hospitals are being overwhelmed by
uninsured patients who don't pay for medical care. … A significant portion of these patients
are immigrants, often illegal aliens. The complicating factor is a law known as EMTALA
(Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985) which forbids emergency rooms from
refusing service to anyone, regardless of ability to pay.
Bush Administration Wants Flu Shots For Illegal
Immigrants. The Bush Administration has indicated it wants doctors, clinics, and hospitals to
provide flu immunizations to illegal immigrants. In an interview with KFOX-TV, Secretary of Health and
Human Services Michael Leavitt was asked if the federal government has any safeguards to prevent illegal
immigrants from catching the flu. Leavitt responded by saying doctors should give flu shots to "every
ER Overload. A
survey of the research available shows that uninsured illegal immigrants are an imponderable burden on our
nation's hospitals, in particular emergency rooms. As they are with respect to other statistics regarding
illegal immigration, the numbers on healthcare are startling. Calling them frightening would not overstate
the matter. But the figures that study after study disclose are also appalling for what they show about
the political elite's steadfast refusal to stop illegal immigration.
A Resurgence of Deadly
Diseases. Diseases once thought to be nearly eradicated in America, such as tuberculosis and
leprosy, are now rising as illegal immigrants bring their health problems to our country. Illegal
immigrants not only drain American healthcare resources but also present a new threat: diseases once
thought nearly erased from the American medical dictionary, as well as new ones never before seen, are
emerging across the country.
solution: The March 12 Washington Post Magazine profiled Daniel Rodriguez, an illegal
immigrant in the D.C. area. … The magazine describes Rodriguez cutting a 2-by-4 with a circular
saw and no protective gear. "He pushes the saw across the wood, its blade spinning inches from his
foot," the story reports. One miscalculation and he'll be in the hospital. Illegals tend to
gravitate toward dangerous jobs, and if they fall off a roof or saw off a toe, it's taxpayers who get
stuck with the medical bill.
unwanted import. Contagious diseases are entering the United States because
of immigrants, illegal aliens, refugees and travelers, and World Health Organization
officials say the worst could be yet to come. In addition to a list of imported
diseases that includes tuberculosis, sickle cell anemia, hepatitis B, measles and the
potentially deadly parasitic disease Chagas, officials fear what could happen if the
avian flu, which is flourishing among poultry in Southeast Asia, mutates so that it
is capable of human-to-human transmission through casual contact.
Effect Feared From Closures of Emergency Rooms. Los Angeles County, which has
lost six emergency rooms in a little over a year, is on the brink of a far more serious
problem, facing more closures that could jeopardize emergency care for tens of thousands of
residents, according to public officials and independent analysts.
Immigration Imports New, Unknown Diseases. Among the many benefits of
the mass immigration the Open Borders Lobby has invited into the country are the diseases
that would probably all but have vanished from American and Western society but for the
presence of Third World immigrants.
Medi-Cal pays for
over 100,000 births by undocumented women. More than 100,000 undocumented women each year bear
children in California with expenses paid by Medi-Cal, according to state reports. Such births and
related expenses account for more than $400 million of the nearly $1 billion that the program spends
annually on health care for illegal immigrants in California, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing state reports.
crisscrossed border with TB. A Mexican national infected with a highly contagious form of
tuberculosis crossed the U.S. border 76 times and took multiple domestic flights in the past year,
according to Customs and Border Protection interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.
Immigrants and Health Care Reform. [Scroll down] I should point out that all of us already pay
the costs of health care for illegal immigrants — through emergency room visits, Emergency Medicaid,
hidden fees by hospitals, workplace safety incidents, and the like. This idea that we all aren't paying
for this one way or another is non-reality-based.
Freeloaders and the burden on the welfare system:
"Society's safety net" has become a hammock for many people, and some percentage of
the people who immigrate to the U.S. are only coming here for a free ride.
Prove You're Here
Legally Before Getting Gov't Services, Voters Say. Most voters in the United States want
stricter enforcement of immigration laws, and a vast majority say people should be required to prove they
are in the country legally before receiving any federal, state or local services, according to a new poll.
Poverty: My colleague Steve Camarota has published a look at welfare use by immigrant
families with children, and it's pretty dire. Fifty-seven percent of households headed by an
immigrant (legal and illegal) with children (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to
39 percent for native households with children (which is alarmingly high in itself). The highest
rates are for families headed by an immigrant from the Dominican Republic (82 percent using welfare)
and Mexico and Guatemala (75 percent). The states with the highest rates are Arizona, Texas,
California, and New York (61-62 percent) — which, unfortunately, are also the top states of
immigrant settlement. For immigrant households with four or more children, 81 percent are using
welfare, as are 80 percent of households with children that are headed by an immigrant without a high
away. Any child born in the United States automatically becomes a U.S. citizen. He
or she is instantly eligible for panoply of social services, food stamps and other forms of aid. When
the child reaches the age of 21, he can petition to have his parents and siblings declared permanent
residents. The so-called "anchor baby" phenomenon is a hidden trap door beneath any guest worker
program, because a significant number of guest workers will have babies while in the United States and
will thus elude any effort to send them home.
Just Shut Up, Go Home, and Take Your Kid with
You. You would have thought the United States had committed some unforgivable crime against
humanity if you listened to the howls of rage emitting from a horde of liberals whining over the fate of an
illegal alien who played them for suckers. Her name is Elvira Arellano and whatever else she may be,
she's a master propagandist
School for Illegals: Time for a Supreme Court Review? [Scroll down] Chief Justice
Burger, with Justices Rehnquist, White, and O'Connor, responded with a vigorous dissent: "[i]llegal
aliens have no right whatever to be here, and the state may reasonably, and constitutionally, elect not to
provide them with governmental services at the expense of those who are lawfully in the state"; "the
constitution does not provide a cure for every social ill, nor does it vest judges with a mandate
to try to remedy every social problem."
Welfare to kids of illegals at
$276 million. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said Tuesday
[4/25/2006] that he will tell Congress that close to 100,000 children of illegal immigrants in the county
collect $276 million in annual welfare benefits. … Antonovich said 98,703 children of 57,458
undocumented parents received Cal-WORKS welfare checks in January, or a total of 156,161 recipients.
Welfare Is the Real Problem, Not
Immigration. The idea of people sneaking into the country in order to soak the American taxpayer
provokes anger. To be fair, though, native-born Americans are already soaking the American taxpayer and
ought to provoke a similar anger. In fact, illegal immigrants account for only a tiny minority of those
currently on the welfare rolls. Those who run the gauntlet of fences, guards, and environmental hardships
to illegally enter the United States evince a measure of enterprise that would seem to make them unlikely to
seek out welfare benefits. An illegal immigrant arriving in America is more apt to avoid contact with
government authorities than to try to scam the system.
Immigration and the Welfare
State: More and more of my constituents are asking me when Congress will address
the problem of illegal immigration. The public correctly perceives that neither political
party has the courage to do what is necessary to prevent further erosion of both our border
security and our national identity. As a result, immigration may be the sleeper issue
that decides the 2008 presidential election. … Amnesty for illegal immigrants is not
the answer. Millions of people who broke the law by entering, staying, and working in
our country illegally should not be rewarded with a visa. Why should lawbreakers obtain
a free pass, while those seeking to immigrate legally face years of paperwork and long waits
for a visa?
the Mexico Raid on Our Social Security! RetireSafe Delivers 115,000 Petitions
Opposing Social Security for Illegal Immigrants from Mexico. "Social Security is
not a welfare program and it should not be turned into a foreign aid program," said
RetireSafe President Charles Hardin.
and the welfare state. Over the past four decades the educational level of new immigrants
has fallen steadily relative to that of native-born Americans …. Coupled with very high levels of
out-of-wedlock birthrates (among foreign-born Hispanics, for example, the rate is 42.3%), the current
illegal population fits the classic profile of a group that, if offered a ready route to citizenship,
will consume billions more in welfare benefits than they will contribute in taxes.
The Remains of a California
Day. [Scroll down] At noon, I drove into the local warehouse supermarket. When I checked out (and
I had written about such incidents like this a near decade ago in Mexifornia), the checker and the woman behind
me were trying to communicate in Spanish to instruct a young man and his wife (with four small children) about how to
use his food stamp card (an anachronism since they look more like ATM plastic).
Contrary To Amnesty Supporters,
Illegal Aliens Drain Social Security. A recent Rasmussen Reports survey revealed that voters
remain concerned about Social Security and whether the system can deliver what the government has promised.
According to the survey, 58% of U.S. voters lack confidence that the Social Security system will pay them their
future benefits. Advocates for amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants like to claim that amnesty will
"save" Social Security. They also claim that dramatically increased immigration levels will safeguard our
retirements and those of our children because more people will pay into the system. Unfortunately, the
opposite is true.
in Massachusetts Favor Ban on Public Benefits For Illegal Immigrants. Seventy percent (70%) of
Massachusetts voters favor a proposal recently rejected by the state legislature that would stop illegal
immigrants from receiving public benefits. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows that just 17%
oppose the proposal to prevent illegal immigrants from gaining access to public housing, unemployment benefits,
welfare or workers compensation. Thirteen percent (13%) more are not sure.
County welfare to children of illegal immigrants grows. Welfare payments to children of illegal
immigrants in Los Angeles County increased in July to $52 million, prompting renewed calls from one county
supervisor to rein in public benefits to such families. The payments, made to illegal immigrants for their
U.S. citizen children, included $30 million in food stamps and $22 million from the CalWorks welfare
program, according to county figures released Friday by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
to Obamacare. The Obama administration has unveiled its new Spanish-language website, Cuidadodesalud.gov,
as a companion to HealthCare.gov, to fully inform Americans about the new goodies in the Obamacare legislation
that the President signed into law in March.
Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare. Surprise, surprise; Census Bureau data reveals that
most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their
American-born anchor babies. ... Basically, the majority of households across the country benefitting from
publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. States where
immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62%), Texas, California
and New York with 61% each and Pennsylvania (59%).
Illegal Immigrant Additional Child Tax Credit Fraud.
Illegal Immigrants otherwise known as Undocumented Workers are using an IRS Tax Loophole to take advantage of the Additional Child Tax Credit to obtain tax refunds.
This tax fraud is currently costing U.S. Taxpayers about 4 Billion dollars a year.
Hispanics perpetuate their own stereotypes.
Forget Immigration -- It's Big
Government Hispanic Voters Want. A mind-blowing 75 percent of Hispanics tell Pew they want bigger government with more services.
Contrast that with just 41 percent of the American public that says it wants bigger government with more services. This Hispanic love
affair with big government isn't a short-term result of the Great Recession. It isn't a temporary product of the first-generation poverty;
immigrants, legal or otherwise, have always struggled through in America. This affection for big government is uniquely cultural for Hispanics,
and so strongly embedded that it apparently persists for generations.
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