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Posted on 08/13/2014 9:12:28 AM PDT by cotton1706
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I would probably support Niger’s group. But truthfully, I think we are all better off giving directly to candidates. Some Tea Party groups have disappointed.
Florida State Surgeon General Letter to HHS Regarding Unaccompanied Children—issued by Florida Dept of Health / FR posted by Politico2isBack
July 18, 2014
TO: Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary U.S. Department of HHS
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
TO: 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
Secretary, Florida Department of Health
If Judicial Watch does that, it would be disappointing because they do good work, filing Freedom of Information Requests to get the truth out there. But I guess nothing is without drawbacks.