REPORT: Crisis of Seriously Ill Migrants Slams Border Patrol — TB, Pneumonia, Influenza, Parasites

JANUARY 10, 2019

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Weeks after mainstream media outlets reported that illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States, the Border Patrol reveals that it is getting slammed daily with dozens of illegal immigrants carrying “serious illnesses.” This includes tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia. In fact, a Guatemalan migrant who died in U.S. custody on Christmas Eve had Influenza B, a virus that causes respiratory infections.

Federal agents are referring 50 illegal immigrants a day for urgent medical care, according to figures obtained by Washington D.C.’s conservative newspaper. Authorities say “it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.” Many of the migrants have tuberculosis, parasites or the flue, the feds confirm. There are also lots of pregnant women about to give birth. The article quotes Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan saying that most of the illegal immigrants were sick when they arrived at the U.S. border. “Many were ill before they departed their homes,” McAleenan said. “We’re talking about cases of pneumonia, tuberculosis, parasites. These are not things that developed urgently in a matter of days.”

The article goes on to state the following:

A separate story published by a mainstream newspaper on New Year’s Eve discloses that in the last few weeks of 2018 more than 450 illegal immigrants required medical attention for illnesses. More than half were children. In the piece CBP Commissioner McAleenan refers to the situation as a “crisis.” Here’s an excerpt from the article: “The ill migrants have been arriving with all kinds of ailments, many with flu or pneumonia that can be particularly pervasive and dangerous this time of year.” It proceeds to reveal that 17 illegal immigrants have been hospitalized and that the Coast Guard has been deployed to help, sending medical teams to Border Patrol sectors getting bombarded with sick migrants. They include Yuma and Tucson, Arizona as well as the Rio Grande Valley.

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  1. Kathy January 10th, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Keep the pregnant woman behind the line I hope they didn’t make it in the US. Give them an anabiotic and send them on their way home


  2. Ken G January 10th, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Sure just leave them all in, no problem! Stupitidy!


  3. ZS January 10th, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Why is America even giving medical help. Send them back to their country for care. We don’t even take care of our own sick people that don’t have these dangerous diseases. How are they getting thru the border? Most will probably try to run away and get into our country spreading their diseases. STOP HELPING THEM THEY ARE NOT OUR PROBLEM! CUT THE FUNDING FOR FREE MEDICAL TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND NO MORE BABIES BORN ON AMERICAN SOIL.


  4. Ruth January 10th, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Send the sick ones to Pelosi and Schumer’s house! They have plenty of room and money to care for them!


  5. Sandra Thompson January 10th, 2019 at 10:04 am

    The Democrats say this isn’t a crisis, these people are spreading diseases that we have not seen in a long time.
    This is affecting our children and families, the schools are being invaded by these sick kids who are putting our children at risk.
    People that have auto immune systems are at high risk, I’m one of those people.
    This is costing the Taxpayers a huge amount of our dollars and not only that but putting us all at risk as well as the Border Patrol who then go home to their families and put them at risk.
    What is it going to take to protect this country? The Judges are Corrupt and Ban everything Trump tries, on and on it goes and meanwhile we the citizens are told to shut up and put up by the Corrupt Democrats and Media.
    I can see a War coming as these invaders keep coming in and destroying the country, there are more Caravans coming, God Help Us All.


  6. Robert January 10th, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Today there are strains of tuberculosis and pneumonia Super Bugs that there is no cure for. They also bring smallpox , polio and measles. These illegal alien criminals are bringing crime, drugs, disease, Human Trafficking. This really is a Crisis. Congress must work with President Trump to protect US Citizens.


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