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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It is not only the illegals, but legal immigrants are not health screened sufficiently either, not to mention all the jet airplanes of visitors from countries that have no vaccinations. We need to close our borders, and if anyone comes into our country who has been in a place where foreign diseases are present, to not let them in unless they can prove they were vaccinated. Easy to do at customs. If you are a foreigner who was in Africa last year, you wont get past customs unless you brought copies of all your past vaccinations.


35 posted on 05/25/2005 7:31:41 AM PDT by SandyB
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To: SandyB
Another reason to stop illegal immigration altogether, so the legal immigrants can be properly screened. In the early 1900's, Ellis Island was used for screening immigrants for both physical and mental afflications. Illegals unfairly bypass both these screenings and background checks.

Found this on the Ellis Island website on the physical screenings:
During line inspection, those immigrants who appeared sick or were suffering from a contagious disease were marked with blue chalk and detained for further medical examination. The sick were taken to Ellis Island Hospital for observation and care, and once recovered, could proceed with their legal inspection. Those with incurable or disabling ailments, however, were excluded and returned to their port of departure at the expense of the steamship line on which they arrived. In an attempt to discourage steamship companies from transporting ill, disabled, or impoverished passengers, an immigration law of 1903 imposed a hundred dollar fine for every excluded passenger.

And on the mental screenings:
Those suspected of having feeble minds were chalked with an X, and along with those marked for physical ailments, about nine out of every hundred immigrants were detained for mental examination and further questioning. Usually this consisted of standard intelligence tests in which immigrants were asked to solve simple arithmetic problems, count backwards from twenty, or complete a puzzle.

So, way back when we did have standards. The physically and mentally afflicted were not allowed in. Today, anyone can mosey across the border, spreading disease, crime, and a lack of appreciation for this country.
67 posted on 05/25/2005 12:39:49 PM PDT by Serenissima Venezia (Hoping to be a California Vigil Antie for the Minuteman Project)
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