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Mexican With Tuberculosis Allowed Into Texas 20 Times in 2007
FoxNews.com ^ | Monday, December 01, 2008

Posted on 12/01/2008 2:17:32 PM PST by Joiseydude

A Mexican citizen with a potentially deadly form of tuberculosis was allowed to cross the border into El Paso, Texas at least 20 times last year due to poor communication between government agencies, the El Paso Times reported.

According to a report from the U.S. General Accountability Office, Customs and Border Protection officials at the Bridge of Americas waited 14 days to notify Department of Homeland Security senior officials that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requested the CBP's assistance in the 2007 TB case.

The delay allowed the Mexican citizen, who was under treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, to continue traveling from Juárez, Mexico to El Paso for business. The man also failed to surrender his travel visa even though his doctor had requested it, the newspaper reported.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigrantlist; immigration; leprosy; tb
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