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Illegal immigrants bring diseases into States
Kansas State Collegian ^ | September 11, 2007 | Brigitte Brecheisen

Posted on 09/11/2007 10:04:01 AM PDT by uxbridge

As our nation slowly is overrun by illegal immigrants, we must realize there are not just societal and economic issues, but medical concerns as well.

It has become second nature for people to sit back and make justifications for allowing illegal immigration. However, unless they acknowledge the consequences they are not likely to understand its full implications.

Investor's Business Daily reported on Aug. 29, that Francisco Santos, an illegal immigrant, was arrested at Gwinnett Medical Center on Aug. 24 when he refused treatment for an active case of contagious tuberculosis and threatened to leave the hospital and return to Mexico.

Santos will get his wish when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents deport him back home to receive medical help there, instead of taxing our services.

Unfortunately, cases like Santos' are not random occurrences. A tuberculosis outbreak involving 131 immigrants occurred at a South Carolina poultry plant just a few weeks ago.

According to webmd.com, tuberculosis is a highly contagious viral infection spread through air particles by an infected person when he or she sneezes, coughs or spits.

Frontpagemagazine.com reported Aug. 17, "It is estimated that each person infected with TB will infect 10 others."

This is a huge biological threat to the citizens of the United States. New strains of tuberculosis that are resistant to drug treatment have developed, and research by the Indiana University of Medicine affirmed it was introduced into the United States by Mexican Nationals.

Citizens of the United States should be rightfully concerned with the alarming rate at which infected immigrants, who have not gone through any medical screening processes, are coming into this country. According to a Pew Hispanic Report, illegal immigrants make up for almost 30 percent of the foreign-population inside the United States.

Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report titled "Trends in Tuberculosis Incidence - United States" saying the number of tuberculosis cases among foreign-born persons in the US increased in 2006, and approximately half came from five countries, Mexico being the leader with 1,912 reported cases.

Considering the United States shares a border with Mexico, it would be in our best interest to stop any miscreants from coming into the country and unabashedly jeopardizing our health.

Matt Hayes, professor at Berkeley College and author of "The New Immigration Law and Practice," said in response to the problem, "Not one of them encounters immigration authorities, let alone BCIS civil surgeons whose job it is to test immigrants for communicable diseases."

The evidence shows the relative costs of harboring between 8 and 15 million illegal immigrants outweighs the "benefits" that illegal-immigrant sympathizers fabricate.

If ever there was a time to crack down on illegal immigration it would be now before a pandemic arises. We must not brush off this dire problem with anecdotes about the tough life of an illegal immigrant.

If the United States wants to continue to be a strong prosperous nation, we need to learn to control the borders so as to protect our country from disease. The longer we continue to blatantly ignore problems, the worse the repercussions.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; diseases; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration
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Legal immigrants applying for a green card must submit to medical exams that cost more than $500.

If the government feels that expensive medical exams are necessary for those who try to follow the legal route into the US...how can they allow millions of illegals to live in the US (often in the food service industry) with no medical screening?

1 posted on 09/11/2007 10:04:02 AM PDT by uxbridge
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


2 posted on 09/11/2007 10:08:02 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: uxbridge

You can thank GWB.

By the time he leaves office we are going to have one HUGE mess to clean up!


3 posted on 09/11/2007 10:09:06 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: uxbridge

Nothing could be closer to the truth!!

http://www.jpands.org/vol10no1/cosman.pdf


4 posted on 09/11/2007 10:09:26 AM PDT by crazyshrink
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To: uxbridge
If the government feels that expensive medical exams are necessary for those who try to follow the legal route into the US...how can they allow millions of illegals to live in the US (often in the food service industry) with no medical screening?

You are asking the federal government to be reasonable and make sense. Don't try to wrap your head around that, you'll just drive yourself crazy.

5 posted on 09/11/2007 10:10:46 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: uxbridge
US alarmed over rise in tuberculosis among immigrants

6 posted on 09/11/2007 10:11:44 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: ozarkgirl

My husband was put through the ringer just to come to America. It ticks me off that so many others get a free pass.


7 posted on 09/11/2007 10:12:59 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Freedom of Speech is for everyone, not just liberals.)
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To: uxbridge

Crazy, isn’t it?


8 posted on 09/11/2007 10:13:51 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: dragonblustar

You are certainly justified for feeling that way. None of it makes sense. The good news is, at least you don’t have to worry because the tide is turning and I have a feeling a lot of illegals will be leaving or having a tough time finding a job.


9 posted on 09/11/2007 10:15:18 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: uxbridge

bump


10 posted on 09/11/2007 10:16:12 AM PDT by VOA
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To: ozarkgirl

One could only hope.


11 posted on 09/11/2007 10:16:26 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Freedom of Speech is for everyone, not just liberals.)
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To: uxbridge
According to webmd.com, tuberculosis is a highly contagious viral infection spread through air particles by an infected person when he or she sneezes, coughs or spits

TB is caused by a bacteria, according to my sources. Here is what the NIH has to say.

12 posted on 09/11/2007 10:19:44 AM PDT by Disambiguator (What's the temperature, Albert?)
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To: uxbridge

Just one of many, many reasons to get control of immigration.


13 posted on 09/11/2007 10:22:30 AM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: uxbridge

“how can they allow millions of illegals to live in the US (often in the food service industry) with no medical screening?”

Why I rarely eat out.......


14 posted on 09/11/2007 10:29:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: uxbridge
Illegal immigrants bring diseases into States

This was the subject matter for Michael Savage's 1994 talk show demo tape.
15 posted on 09/11/2007 10:31:46 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: uxbridge

not to mention the once laughed about and thought extinct, Bedbugs, have made a startling comeback.

Thank you third worlders for your marvelous gifts.


16 posted on 09/11/2007 10:34:06 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: uxbridge
Unfortunately, cases like Santos' are not random occurrences. A tuberculosis outbreak involving 131 immigrants occurred at a South Carolina poultry plant just a few weeks ago.

How wonderful.

17 posted on 09/11/2007 10:35:47 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: tennteacher

Brings us you tired, poor, lepers, etc.


18 posted on 09/11/2007 10:38:06 AM PDT by shirtlesszacefron
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To: uxbridge
... he refused treatment for an active case of contagious tuberculosis and threatened to leave the hospital and return to Mexico.

Santos will get his wish when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents deport him back home to receive medical help there, instead of taxing our services.

I don't think Santos and his mother will be leaving the U.S. any time soon and he will be getting treatment at U.S. taxpayers' expense.

Jailed TB patient in Gwinnett could be released this week
Published on: 09/04/07

Santos will be handed over to the custody of his mother, and both have signed a legally binding consent order saying he will comply with nine months of treatment and not leave the area.

In addition, when Santos leaves the Gwinnett County jail, federal immigration officials say they will hand him a notice to appear in court for deportation. "He is being processed for removal," said Richard Rocha, spokesman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Santos' mother, who declined to comment Tuesday, has also been slated for deportation as an illegal immigrant, Rocha said. Enriqueta Palacios and her son are expected to appear before an immigration judge in Atlanta within a few weeks.

... he may not be deported for another two years, which would provide him time to receive the treatment locally.

SNIP

Also see **Illegal Alien TB Carrier To Be Released**

19 posted on 09/11/2007 10:39:16 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: Vaquero

TB and bedbugs are just the tip of the iceberg. We now have leprosy here in this country - straight from Mexico. And the number of illegals with tapeworms is astounding. The kids of these illegals have diseases as well and are in close contact with our children.

Thank you Jorge.


20 posted on 09/11/2007 10:39:19 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: uxbridge
An FR keyword search on diseases brings several more articles from the last 4-5 years regarding various diseases that are accompanying illegals crossing the border.
21 posted on 09/11/2007 10:40:50 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

bttt


22 posted on 09/11/2007 10:43:00 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: ladyjane
Thank you Jorge

agreed....you know, the day after 9-11 the president should have LOCKED DOWN the borders and put aliens from islamic countries into camps just like socialist FDR did to the Japanese, Italians and Germans.

compassionate conservatism is bogus...its Bush's Globalism that rules the day....we are doomed to third world status, if we don't get some real CONSERVATIVES elected in '08.

23 posted on 09/11/2007 10:51:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Shuck04

“I had a stomach parasite earlier this year.....came straight from Mexico.”

Don’t tell me you were the one that had to eat the worm at the bottom of the tequila bottle.


25 posted on 09/11/2007 11:13:46 AM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: TigersEye

PING


26 posted on 09/11/2007 11:21:10 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: uxbridge

BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!

RACISM!!!!

HATESPEECH!!!!


27 posted on 09/11/2007 11:24:11 AM PDT by subterfuge (It's GREAT, to be, a Florida Gator!)
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To: pandoraou812
A tuberculosis outbreak involving 131 immigrants occurred at a South Carolina poultry plant just a few weeks ago.

What's for dinner? Some sneeze coated chicken?

28 posted on 09/11/2007 11:35:59 AM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye

Oh thats fowl...Now you see why I refuse to eat it?


29 posted on 09/11/2007 11:41:56 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: alexsmithers; beaversmom; b4its2late; BigTom85; BikerJoe; Brad's Gramma; BradtotheBone; ...
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 09/11/2007 11:42:52 AM PDT by fishtank ("Patriotic Nationalism?" - YES!!!....."Globalist Multiculturalism?" - NO!!!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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To: gubamyster

Forget contagious diseases as the real problem, they are a statistical drop in the bucket.

Try this one, overlay the US County map of illegal aliens with the US county map of incidence of diabetes (type 2). We have allowed the influx of a large number of people with insulin resistance who become diabetic when their exercise level drops, and their caloric intake increases.


31 posted on 09/11/2007 11:47:14 AM PDT by tomswiftjr (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: Vaquero

“...its Bush’s Globalism that rules the day....we are doomed to third world status, if we don’t get some real CONSERVATIVES elected in ‘08”

B U M P


32 posted on 09/11/2007 11:48:53 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: fishtank

NOT!....:-)


33 posted on 09/11/2007 11:49:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: uxbridge

An ugly situation just beginning to brew. We have these people coming in unchecked with things we eradicated for the most part with immunizations. At the same time, many of the young parents seem to be backing off immunizing their kids.

Seious situation brewing. The spp. talks about bird flu. It hasn’t killed too many worldwide. What we need to worry about are the ones being passed on to the US population by illegal immigration for the selfish money grubbing elite.


34 posted on 09/11/2007 11:50:58 AM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: fishtank; monkapotamus; All

NO KIDDING LOL!

I was just thinking back in da day if you remember Godfather 2 they put future Vito Corlone and others in quartaine for few months make sure they don’t give other Americans disease when they turn out into American society what happen those Ellis Island old school rules

Just asking


35 posted on 09/11/2007 11:52:20 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: uxbridge
[illegal immigration brings] not just societal and economic issues, but medical concerns as well.

Those medical concerns are also economic -- the U.S. taxpayer foots the bills for expensive medical treatments. Illegal immigration brings high crime, 3rd world diseases, a huge anti-American demographic, and a host of other problems. But hey, we get cheap lettuce! What a deal.

36 posted on 09/11/2007 11:53:06 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo ("Hidin' in a corner ...of New York City, lookin' down a .44 in West Virginy")
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To: pandoraou812

Do you think it’s different in the beef, pork and veggie processing facilities?


37 posted on 09/11/2007 12:10:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: uxbridge

Doh!


38 posted on 09/11/2007 12:11:29 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: SevenofNine; fishtank; monkapotamus; All

NO KIDDING LOL!

I was just thinking back in da day if you remember Godfather 2 they put future Vito Corlone and others in quartaine for few months make sure they don’t give other Americans disease when they turn out into American society what happen those Ellis Island old school rules

Just asking

35 posted on 09/11/2007 12:52:20 PM MDT by SevenofNine

We now have Hollyweird faces advertising on TV to save Ellis Island.

No mention of the purpose of Ellis Island.

It was a quarantine station for legal immigrants.

Jorge Arbusto is fully responsible before G-d for allowing the destruction of America by TB plague from Mexico.


39 posted on 09/11/2007 12:15:28 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: XeniaSt

Yup, big libs like Elliot Gould. I think it’s a good idea. Preserve Ellis Island as a reminder of how legal immigration should work. I’ll let the libs fund it though.


40 posted on 09/11/2007 12:18:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: XeniaSt

OH Yeah I saw that on History Channel over the weekend to save and restore Ellis Island yeah this same brunch who want amnensty for Illegals


41 posted on 09/11/2007 12:20:12 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: XeniaSt

OH Yeah I saw that on History Channel over the weekend to save and restore Ellis Island yeah this same brunch who want amnensty for Illegals


42 posted on 09/11/2007 12:20:20 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: XeniaSt

OH Yeah I saw that on History Channel over the weekend to save and restore Ellis Island yeah this same brunch who want amnensty for Illegals


43 posted on 09/11/2007 12:20:29 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: XeniaSt

OH Yeah I saw that on History Channel over the weekend to save and restore Ellis Island yeah this same brunch who want amnensty for Illegals


44 posted on 09/11/2007 12:20:38 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: XeniaSt

OH Yeah I saw that on History Channel over the weekend to save and restore Ellis Island yeah this same brunch who want amnensty for Illegals


45 posted on 09/11/2007 12:20:40 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: indylindy

46 posted on 09/11/2007 12:26:17 PM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: uxbridge; DCPatriot
Ah, yes...those “innocent illegals” who are just here trying to fulfill their dreams. The group that DCPatriot has been advocating for on this forum.
47 posted on 09/11/2007 12:28:30 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: uxbridge; DCPatriot
Ah, yes...those “innocent illegals” who are just here trying to fulfill their dreams. The group that DCPatriot has been advocating for on this forum.
48 posted on 09/11/2007 12:28:33 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: ozarkgirl
You are certainly justified for feeling that way. None of it makes sense. The good news is, at least you don’t have to worry because the tide is turning and I have a feeling a lot of illegals will be leaving or having a tough time finding a job.

A lot of them will just go work 'off the books'... it's already being done with them...
49 posted on 09/11/2007 12:38:13 PM PDT by BigTom85 (Proud Gun Owner and Member of NRA)
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To: RightWhale

I don’t disagree, I was speaking of the diseases that have entered this country because of illegal “aliens”, to feed the needs of the elite for cheap labor or votes.


50 posted on 09/11/2007 12:39:37 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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