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SARS scare in South Texas
WOAI (radio) San Antonio, TX ^ | 4/25/2003 | Julie Fike

Posted on 04/26/2003 2:15:13 AM PDT by txdoda

SARS Scare Reaches South Texas LAST UPDATE: 4/25/2003 5:22:41 PM Posted By: Julie Fike

The SARS border scare reached all the way to Laredo. Border agents in South Texas near Freer Friday arrested 17 illegal immigrants. Six of them were Chinese. Agents took the six to a doctor’s hospital in Laredo. They were tested for SARS. Three of the six were given a clean bill of health.

The results are still pending on the other three. Laredo Immigration Assistant Chief George Gunnoe says he believes the final test results later Friday night. Gunnoe says the chances of them having SARS is very low. If all are clear of the disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome, they will immediately face deportation charges.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: americansars; arizona; borders; california; hypochondria; illealimmigration; newmexico; panic; sars; texas
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Hmmmm.....Anyone believe this news might finally tighten up our borders ???
1 posted on 04/26/2003 2:15:13 AM PDT by txdoda
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To: txdoda
CLOSE THE BORDERS!!!!!!

2 posted on 04/26/2003 2:16:17 AM PDT by KantianBurke (The Federal govt should be protecting us from terrorists, not handing out goodies)
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To: KantianBurke
CLOSE THE BORDERS!!!!!!>>>>>

like they should have 9-11-01.......

3 posted on 04/26/2003 2:19:22 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: EricOF
Exactly what the hell is it going to take for us to finally give a damn about who enters this country? I'd build a wall across southern texas myself. >>>>>>>

Gov. needs to get off their butt about our borders NOW.
Last night an "expert" said this SARS might go dormant
during the warm months, and it could be this time NEXT year
before anyone knew if it had been contained.....

Guess our border patrol needs to don protective clothing
and masks.......YIKES!!
5 posted on 04/26/2003 2:36:29 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: txdoda
http://lmtonline.com/news/s3.htm

UPDATE....GOOD news in the Laredo paper, ALL 6 Asians tested were free of SARS

BAD news....BP says from the footprints, some illegals escaped capture, and with bad lighting, agents couldn't tell if the ones who ran off were Asian or Mexican.
6 posted on 04/26/2003 2:58:05 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: EricOF
Maybe some phone calls to LE and government officials. I'm in Dallas. I'm going to call Dallas mayor's office and my state and federal representatives and complain. I have respiratory problems and my granddaughter has asthma. If I contract SARS odds are I'll die.
7 posted on 04/26/2003 3:11:22 AM PDT by not-an-ostrich
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To: txdoda
The GloBalist 'Big-Boys' won't hear of it.

The Free Trade & 'Open Borders' mantra are closely tied together and are N O T to be threatened or compromised for any reason.

8 posted on 04/26/2003 3:15:26 AM PDT by CIBvet (It's about preserving OUR Borders, OUR Language and OUR American Culture)
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To: CIBvet
The GloBalist 'Big-Boys' won't hear of it.>>>>>>


Last I heard the 'Big Boys' die the same as the 'Little Boys'......:o)

9 posted on 04/26/2003 3:24:04 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: txdoda
Nope. GWB is an idiot.


"Homeland security" is pure unadulterated bull$hit.
10 posted on 04/26/2003 4:43:21 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: taxed2death
The main thing to watch for is if Ridge got his box of Crayolas out for this one. I can understand, even if I don't agree, the complacency on Mexicans entering the United States. When Asians and middle-easterns enter our country via the border, alarm bells should be going off all over the place.
11 posted on 04/26/2003 5:12:01 AM PDT by meenie
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To: taxed2death
Let me guess: You have all the answers. To everything.

STFU.
12 posted on 04/26/2003 5:19:33 AM PDT by 11B3 (Happiness IS a warm gun. After a long day's use.)
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To: txdoda

Welcome to the
SARSaholic Therapy Group!

Come on in, let's discuss your fears!
How do you FEEL about the trauma of disease outbreaks.
Don't worry someone here will listen to YOU.
We want you to discuss YOUR FEELINGS.


13 posted on 04/26/2003 5:34:52 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Discounts for HCW's!)
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To: txdoda
We have it here in New York too. This thing is going to hit all over the U.S. Closing the borders will not help. It has come over from Hong Kong too don't forget. People who have traveled there have brought it here at least a few months ago before the outbreak was big news. Its too late for that. The only thing they can do is keep track and contain the people who have it.
14 posted on 04/26/2003 6:04:45 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: txdoda
There is much more to this story than the radio announced. It happened here in Alice, Texas yesterday. The INS stopped a pickup truck loaded with 19 illegals, most of whom were Chinese. When stopped, they all jumped out and started running away. Only 11 were caught and the rest are still being chased in the brush around Alice.

Now, the good part. Some of the ones caught were showing signs of SARS and were flown to Laredo for testing. At last report the tests proved negative.

Their pickup truck is still here at the Sheriffs impound yard with a banner around it to keep people away from it.

Hopefully, we will catch the other ones but this clearly proves how useless our border patrol is in actually stopping anything from coming across the border.
15 posted on 04/26/2003 6:08:02 AM PDT by DH
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To: txdoda
Dream on. I cannot conceive of ANY reason NOT to close our borders - tight. The fact that the danger of open borders has only had cursory attention is criminal. We are suffering financially because of the burden of illegals, and will continue to do so until something is done to protect the borders. I find it difficult to believe that a blind eye is turned only because of cheap labor.
16 posted on 04/26/2003 6:11:29 AM PDT by ImpotentRage
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To: txdoda
I had a client who managed a large restaurant chain here in KCMO metro area. He said that these restaurants couldn't stay open without I-35 which is the interstate that is a direct shot here from the Mexican border. All the kitchens are staffed with Chinese and Mexican workers (some on temp work visas and some undocumented). I don't think I'm going to be eating in restaurants much for the next month or so.

17 posted on 04/26/2003 6:25:12 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: areafiftyone
We have SARS here in Florida too.

However, the scenario in Texas could have dire consequences. U.S. hospitals along the U.S.-Mexico border are already overwhelmed with illegal alien patients.

Mexican border towns (shanty towns) are breeding grounds for all sorts of nasty communicable diseases due to poor sanitation and lack of immunization. This has been going on for years. With the porous Mexican-U.S. border, the U.S. hospitals are essentially bankrupt for treating all the Mexicans.

I have visited many of those hospitals, and it is appalling-- both in its existence, and lack of national attention. Perhaps this problem will finally be the last straw to close the Mexican border. I surely hope so.

18 posted on 04/26/2003 6:40:54 AM PDT by NautiNurse (If Lawton Chiles runs for the Senate seat in 2004, we will **really** have Jurassic Park in Florida)
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To: txdoda
...Anyone believe this news might finally tighten up our borders ???

Why? Nothing else has encouraged this administration to do anything to tighten security on our borders. Quite the contrary they have thrown up obstacles to anyone who does try to apprehend illegals coming across the border. Possible influx of illegals carrying a plague shouldn't get any more attention than terrorists and regular criminals coming across. After all, we do need all of the benefits that these hard working people contribute. And then there is the priceless diversity. I don't look for any serious efforts in border security.

19 posted on 04/26/2003 6:54:29 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: areafiftyone
. Closing the borders will not help>>>>>>>>>>

So we should just let'em walk in by the THOUSANDS and the

U.S TAXPAYERS can pick up the bills for their treatments TOO? My taxes are high enough, thanks anyway...
20 posted on 04/26/2003 6:58:08 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: txdoda
I just meant about the disease. I just meant it is already here. I totally believe in controling our borders and would prefer if they closed them entirely if it was up to me (but only in my dreams).
21 posted on 04/26/2003 7:00:52 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: ImpotentRage
I find it difficult to believe that a blind eye is turned only because of cheap labor.>>>>>>>>

Can DEAD ILLEGALS, also "do the work American's won't do" ??

22 posted on 04/26/2003 7:01:23 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: DH
What about the other 9,981, that are est. to cross our southern borders DAILY.....with only 20/30 % apprehended ??
23 posted on 04/26/2003 7:06:13 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: Mercat
Glad, I'm not near I35, and I too am getting the urge to cook.......my hubby won't believe that !!
24 posted on 04/26/2003 7:09:27 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: txdoda
Close the borders north and south accept for one check point station with orders to shoot anyone who tries to run it.
25 posted on 04/26/2003 7:11:57 AM PDT by jetson
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To: NautiNurse
Don't forget the half MILLION MX. AMERICANS living in the TX "colonia's" for years without running water/sewer...
Ya, know the one's Bush never speaks about....
26 posted on 04/26/2003 7:13:51 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: txdoda
Hmmmm.....Anyone believe this news might finally tighten up our borders ???

No.

27 posted on 04/26/2003 7:13:57 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: FreePaul
Quite the contrary they have thrown up obstacles to anyone who does try to apprehend illegals coming across the border. >>>>>>>>>>>

Washinton DC to "Citizen'a Militias"..........Where are you?
28 posted on 04/26/2003 7:16:31 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: EricOF
I never understand why an illegal would cross over the desert because it's so much easier to come in through the cities like most do.

http://www.borderlandnews.com/stories/borderland/20030426-105799.shtml

Border officials warn of stranded motorist scheme

Gas cans and sympathy are being used in a ploy by undocumented immigrants to get rides from unsuspecting motorists on Paisano Drive, the Border Patrol reported Friday.

"Motorists need to be aware that picking up a hitchhiker in this area could lead to a dangerous or potentially embarrassing situation," said El Paso sector Border Patrol Chief Luis Barker. Agents will stop drivers suspected of giving rides to illegal crossers.

Signs were posted earlier this year warning drivers not to pick up hitchhikers on the stretch of road near Asarco that lacks gas stations, officials said.

The immigrant usually asks for a ride to a gas station or other location where a smuggler will meet them, agents said.

29 posted on 04/26/2003 7:19:31 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: FITZ
No.>>>>>>>>>

Think George told the Mrs. "Gee, we've been spending way
too much time at the ranch lately, let's sick around DC for the next few months." ??
30 posted on 04/26/2003 7:21:48 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: txdoda
The last of that article from the link I posted ---in case any of the open borders crowd decides to come down to pick up some of these hitchhikers ---thinking these are all just hard working types who wish to vote Republican:

The Paisano area has historically been troublesome for border agents because of shootings, drug smuggling and bandits crossing back and forth from Juárez.

31 posted on 04/26/2003 7:24:36 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: EricOF
Closing the borders would be bad for Bush with regards to the spanish vote and his re-election in 04. :::sarcasm:::
32 posted on 04/26/2003 7:25:37 AM PDT by MatthewViti
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To: meenie
When Asians and middle-easterns enter our country via the border, alarm bells should be going off all over the place>>

If they have SARS and they travel through MEXICO to get to the US.?? I'm sure by now the *Sly Fox* has announced that,
"mexicans don't have SARS we've already checked."
33 posted on 04/26/2003 7:28:45 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: MatthewViti
And yet it's the thing that got Silvestre Reyes into Congress in the first place --and now he's head of the hispanic caucus and opposing the Estrada nomination. Reyes only became known when he was chief of Border Patrol and Operation Blockade and Operation Hold-the-Line made him very popular with the hispanic constituents in his border town. I'm not sure why Bush thinks all hispanics want an open border with Mexico.
34 posted on 04/26/2003 7:31:24 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: TaxRelief
ROFLOL! In about 6 months it might be a real need if Canada doesn't get control of it. Of course the therapy group would have to be virtual reality so not to spread the germs.

How do you see this illness progressing in China?
35 posted on 04/26/2003 7:31:59 AM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: txdoda
the *Sly Fox*

They won't have SARS cases in Mexico, that government isn't about to take care of their own problems, they'll just take any suspected cases, lock them in a boxcar headed for the US. If they make it fine, if they don't fine ---it's all the same to the Mexican government except Fox would come out and say it was such a shame that we didn't make it easier for them.

36 posted on 04/26/2003 7:34:25 AM PDT by FITZ
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I'm not sure why Bush thinks all hispanics want an open border with Mexico.>>>>>

Bush needs to search "South Gate, CA politics", where all the corrupt Mexican electeds got caught in a big mess.

The 90% hispanic VOTERS, re-called 'em, and booted 'em ALL out. Said they were running South Gate just like Mexico.

37 posted on 04/26/2003 7:43:06 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: areafiftyone
I just meant about the disease. I just meant it is already here. I totally believe in controling our borders and would prefer if they closed them entirely if it was up to me (but only in my dreams). >>>>>

I know.....:o)......I just have my smart a$$ mouth on today.
38 posted on 04/26/2003 7:47:34 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: FITZ
they'll just take any suspected cases, lock them in a boxcar headed for the US. >>>>>>>>>>

Oh NO.....I guess most of the 50 MILLION still in poverty,
will soon be on their way.


39 posted on 04/26/2003 7:52:48 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: txdoda
with bad lighting, agents couldn't tell if the ones who ran off were Asian or Mexican.

Might not be all that easy to tell even in good light. Then again they might be Mexicans of Asian descent. Lots of Chinese and Japanese settled in western Mexico about the same time large numbers settled along our own west coast. They would be less likely to be immigrants though, because like here, the descendents of those early immigrants have done well.

40 posted on 04/26/2003 8:32:40 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: All; aristeides; CathyRyan; riri; Judith Anne; Republic
CDC and WHO have both said that a negative test dies not mean the person does not have SARS.

It just means that maybe the test was done too late, etc.

So, we really dont know if this batch of illegal Chinese has SARS or not.

In reality, the thousands of them that we dont know anything about are all part of the deal thatwill kill us all.

But maybe not until after the 30 % vote for Bush.
41 posted on 04/26/2003 8:43:01 AM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: txdoda
CLOSE THE BORDERS NOW...QUARANTINE ALL ARRIVING PASSENGERS FROM ASIA AND CANADA IMMEDIATELY. TO HELL WITH "CIVIL LIBERTIES"...STOP SARS NOW!
42 posted on 04/26/2003 8:52:07 AM PDT by montag813
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To: txdoda
This is exactly what suicide al Qaeda might do. Get exposed to the disease and then come across our southern border. Then all they have to do is walk through crowded malls, airports, train stations, etc.
43 posted on 04/26/2003 8:54:28 AM PDT by doug from upland (- to Bill -"You are not fit to be commander in chief" -- father of Sgt. Shughart who died in Somalia)
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To: 11B3
Sure thing tough guy. I suppose open borders means homeland security, right?

go suck on the barrel of your big bad gun.
44 posted on 04/26/2003 9:06:33 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: ImpotentRage
I sure don't get it. Why doesn't our government act on this?
States are in financial trouble and yet we can't even get a bill passed here in Minnesota to have a driver's license reflect an expired visa.

We are cutting rec center hours,summer school programs, libraries, police and firefighters. I understand the need to get rid of crazy government spending but let's cut the free medical care , schooling and benefits for illegals and non citizens before you cut the things for citizens.
45 posted on 04/26/2003 9:08:17 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: El Gato
They would be less likely to be immigrants though, because like here, the descendents of those early immigrants have done well. >>>>>>>>>

Yes, but I think about a month ago it was discussed on a thread, how mexico, had caught abt 40 (?) Asian illegals
working in mexico & they were going to be immediatly deported ?? Geez.....how broke were they ?? to stop & work in mexico. Sure hope my time's off & this was @ least SIX months ago this happened.
46 posted on 04/26/2003 9:12:22 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: montag813
TO HELL WITH "CIVIL LIBERTIES"...STOP SARS NOW! >>>>>>

Yes, I too saw that Wash. Post headline "Don't know about
quarantine's....we don't want to violate anyone's civil right's".....

If this is OUR gov'ts FIRST concern......we are all in very
DEEP DOO-DOO.....

47 posted on 04/26/2003 9:22:26 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: MatthewViti
Closing the borders would be bad for Bush with regards to the spanish vote and his re-election in 04. :::sarcasm::: >>

Really bad for Bush, 'cause the dems have been known to
get votes from the DEAD, of all colors....
48 posted on 04/26/2003 9:29:43 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: txdoda
The results are still pending on the other three.

This may be a stupid question but here I go: Were they sick? Doesn't a person with SARS have some symptoms? Do we have to run a lab test to see if you have the flu or pneumonia. SARS is starting to look like a giant scam that requires a virus that only affects some people, is found in minute quantites in those that are infected and many many people with the symptoms doen't have the virus. Sounds like the HIV=AIDS scam version 2003 to me.

Where is the solid clinical evidence that the coronavirus is the cause of this particular flu? Have Koch's postulates been satisfied?

Still a SARS sceptic - InterceptPoint

49 posted on 04/26/2003 9:33:00 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Lijahsbubbe
we can't even get a bill passed here in Minnesota to have a driver's license reflect an expired visa.>>>>>>>>

Last I heard we STILL have no up & running "entry-exit" on
our visas.......remember WTC bombing 1993, that's how some
were here making that plan. Ten years later, the "evil-doers" came & remained, the SAME WAY, for the 9-11 attacks.
And the "war on terror" is supposed to last for years.

But, rest assured, I'm sure DC has come together, voted, passed a law, & found the money to protect a bird in a nest somewhere, just in the last couple days.
50 posted on 04/26/2003 9:48:24 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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