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Illegal Aliens Find Detention in U.S. May Be Good for Their Health
CNS News ^ | 4/6/2012 | Susan Jones

Posted on 04/07/2012 8:57:11 AM PDT by IbJensen - 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 Corps (IHSC). "Within the first 12 hours of their admission, all detainees undergo a preliminary health screening, which includes an evaluation of the individual's medical, dental and mental health status; and within the next 14 days, a more detailed physical examination takes place."

Because so many detainees haven't had access to health care in the past, it's "not unusual" for serious health problems to be diagnosed at these screenings: "We're finding out about health issues that even they didn't even know about and in most cases are able to begin treatment," Kromer said.

ICE says the medical care it gives to illegal aliens "not only lasts during the individual's period of detention, but also throughout their removal to their country of origin." And before any detainee boards a plane to be removed from the United States, they must first undergo an evaluation to make sure they are fit to fly, ICE said in an April 3 news release.

The ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) -- which falls under the ICE's Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations -- consists of more than 900 U.S. Public Health Service commissioned officers, federal civil servants and contract support staff.

In addition to providing care at 21 IHSC-designated facilities throughout the nation, IHSC oversees the medical care provided to an additional 17,000 detainees at non-IHSC staffed detention facilities.

When necessary, the ICE Health Service Corps authorizes and pays for off-site specialty and emergency care, consultations and case management.

IHSC says it is continually upgrading the quality of the medical services its delivers.

As reported last week, some congressional Republicans are complaining about the Obama administration's new detention standards for illegal aliens rounded up in this country.

“Under this administration, detention looks more like recess,” House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) told a recent oversight hearing mockingly entitled “Holiday on ICE.”

“While funds for American students’ physical education classes are being cut, the new detention standards expand recreation for illegal immigrants,” Smith said in his opening statement. “For instance, illegal and criminal immigrants in ICE custody will have options such as soccer, volleyball and basketball. It would be nice if all American students got those options.”

Smith said federal law enforcement agents should not act be acting as concierges, and he criticized the Obama administration for putting the interests of illegal immigrants ahead of those of American taxpayers.

The new ICE detention standards are intended to improve medical and mental health services, as noted above; increase access to legal services and religious opportunities; improve communication with detainees who don’t speak English; improve the process for reporting and responding to complaints; and increase recreation and visitation.

The $30-million Karnes County Civil Detention Center in Texas is the first minimum-security facility built in compliance with the new detention standards

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; crime; healthcare; illegalaliens; mexico; obamacare; recess; welfare
They were healthy enough to get into out country, they are healthy enough to be transported out of it. Send a bill to their country of origin and let them pay for their own citizens treatment and not the American taxpayer.

This is the true meaning of free health care.

1 posted on 04/07/2012 8:57:16 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

So if I walk into an ICE office and tell them I can’t prove I’m here legally I can get all my existing dental problems fixed? Sweet!!

2 posted on 04/07/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: IbJensen

Liberal vote-pandering insanity — all with money STOLEN from the U.S. CITIZEN taxpayer.

3 posted on 04/07/2012 9:07:29 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: IbJensen

Can an amigo become an amiga...or vice-versa?

4 posted on 04/07/2012 9:13:19 AM PDT by moovova (Comments at FreeRepublic are WAY MORE interesting than the articles.)
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To: IbJensen; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Well, D’uh...Ping!

5 posted on 04/07/2012 9:22:40 AM PDT by HiJinx
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Obamacare is this, abortions, and Death Panels, period.

Thanks IbJensen.

6 posted on 04/07/2012 9:29:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In Elspeth Huxley’s autobiographical “Flame Trees Of Thika”, she tells of learning, as a young girls, of one of the neighboring Kikuyus being sent to prison. She tells the chief, “But he didn’t do it!”

The chief replies, “It is alright. His family will be paid goats.”

“Oh that’s terrible, him being sent to prison for something he did not do!” Elspeth exclaims.

“Elspeth, do you know what we Africans call the British prison?”


“Hoteli ya Kingi Georgi” (King George’s Hotel)

7 posted on 04/07/2012 9:50:20 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: IbJensen

Nothing but the best for criminals.

8 posted on 04/07/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: IbJensen

You know you are living in a crumbling, bloated, dying empire when you are better off renouncing your citizenship, leaving the country, then sneaking back in illegally to get “free” medical care that you as a former citizen/taxpayer payed for ...

9 posted on 04/07/2012 11:44:21 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: IbJensen

A legal Mexican immigrant to the US, angry with illegals using US housing and financial aid, asked the illegals why they take advantage of America? The response, “We can’t help it if your government is stupid.”

Build them a welfare system and they will come.

10 posted on 04/07/2012 12:20:00 PM PDT by RGVTx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’ll have *nice teeth*, but you probably won’t like your “three hots & a cot* accommodations. Unless you get into one of these “posh ICE resorts”, with continental breakfasts etc:


11 posted on 04/07/2012 12:27:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: carriage_hill
Below, Sheriff Arpaio’s tent jail in Maricopa County, Arizona, makes illegal aliens feel unwelcome in America — a good thing in the minds of many citizens.


*********  Now here is a real illegal alien detention center! Where the main course is a baloney sandwich

12 posted on 04/07/2012 1:26:56 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw

Sheriff Joe’s got the RIGHT program for them! Pink underwear, too. LOL.

13 posted on 04/07/2012 1:31:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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