Skip to comments.Florida State Surgeon General Letter to HHS Regarding Unaccompanied Children
Posted on 07/18/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT by Politico2isBack
July 18, 2014
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201
Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street SW Washington, DC 20472
Secretary Burwell and Administrator Fugate:
The Florida Department of Health has received unconfirmed reports that the federal government is bringing unaccompanied minors from the border to Florida today. On July 17, we received unconfirmed information that dozens of children were being brought by plane into Miami on Friday. This same day, ABC news reported that "the federal government is so overwhelmed by the current tide of migrants crossing the border it cannot provide basic medical screening to all of these children before transporting them, often by air, to longer-term holding facilities across the country. (Feds Struggling to Cope with Medical 'Breakdown' at the Border, ABC News, July 17, 2014.)
Specifically, ABC News reported that your Health and Human Services Department's Director of Refugee Health said you, "identified a breakdown of the medical screening processes. This breakdown was described in the news report as "a systemic failure of the handoff of these children between Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Health and Human Services (HHS).
If these reports are accurate, this "systemic failure in the federal system is extremely worrisome. In order to fulfill my duties as Florida's State Surgeon General, I am asking you to immediately provide the below information. This information is urgently needed to guard the health and safety of Florida communities across our state and is vital to the well-being of those children from the border who may have come through the flawed federal system.
Will you notify the Florida Department of Health immediately of any current or future unaccompanied minors coming to, or placed in, Florida, including their current location?
Are you conducting health screenings both at the border and again at the time the children are placed in shelters?
What medical services, if any, were provided to any children placed in Florida?
Do you have any records of infectious diseases associated with the children currently in federal care in Florida?
Have any of the children been hospitalized in Florida with fevers accompanying their illnesses? If so, where are they being treated?
Because of the urgency of this request, this letter is being immediately emailed and faxed to you. I expect a prompt response to my request for information on existing unaccompanied minors in Florida and would like to stress the importance of future timely communications.
John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS State Surgeon General and Secretary Florida Department of Health
The purpose of a National Border is to keep aliens OUT.
Another reason not to fly because you know those planes aren’t fumigated.
Probable Obama Regime response: Sick the IRS on Dr. Armstrong.
Good for Jack Armstrong for his correct medical stand re the health status of Obamas storm of illegal immigrants, ie, the his new democrat voters.
Of course Jack will be labeled a racist. The IRS will check on decades of his returns and start a vendective overlook re his past and current tax status.
Google/NSA will continue to monitor any electronic communication Jack has had over the years and future communication.
Why aren’t the airlines refusing to fly these unscreened illegals? Southwest had a red eye flight (cover of darkness) from PHX to Baltimore, last night, with several illegals and their handlers/escorts.
Another brave soul standing up for what is right.
I can easily answer Dr. Armstrong’s questions for him:
3. Don’t know
5. Don’t know
Dear Dr. Armstrong,
F.U. We’ll do whatever we want.
Thank you, Dr Armstrong, for doing your job.
Obama is now conducting biological warfare against the citizens of the United States.
You know Fla. has a large number of older people and in general older people have weaker immune systems so the General’s concern is well founded.
Good letter and I liked its tone, seems he is not going to stand for this BS from the thugs in Washington. About time someone with a spine showed up and did their job.
as said earlier by someone else...
Obama can ground them. It has not come out yet, but I’d bet threats where made.
Dear Dr. Armstrong,
F.U. Well do whatever we want. So sue me.
Good post. I really don't think this is overstated.
Probably because they value their licenses too much. Tick off the government and they’ll send in inspectors to shut you down. Heil, hussein!
I’m sure those questions are academic — he certainly doesn’t expect an answer to any of them???