On Monday the head of Border Patrol said a growing number of families and children apprehended at the U.S. border with Mexico are requiring medical treatment.
Our tax dollars are paying for all this care while hardworking Americans are struggling to pay for their own healthcare and medicine.
Rampant with communicable diseases.
“Between Dec. 22 and Sunday, the agency reported 451 cases referred to doctors or other providers, including 259 children. Among the children, half of the cases involved kids under the age of 5”#Migrants #BorderSecurity https://t.co/EYCq9J30LP
— John Nowak (@VeggieGiant) January 1, 2019
Hundreds of migrants and their children seeking to enter the U.S. from Mexico are arriving with illnesses, forcing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to seek additional medical assistance and boost medical screenings, the agency disclosed Monday.
Between Dec. 22 and Sunday, the agency reported 451 cases referred to doctors or other providers, including 259 children. Among the children, half of the cases involved kids under the age of 5.
The ill migrants have been arriving with all kinds of ailments, many with flu or pneumonia that can be particularly pervasive and dangerous this time of year. Seventeen migrants have been hospitalized, including six children, according to the agency..
“The U.S. Border Patrol is doing everything in its power to handle this crisis,” said Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan in a statement. But he added, “The status quo is not acceptable” given the wave of immigrants arriving.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement last week that the Border Patrol has detailed 139,817 migrants on the Southwest border in the past two months. That compares to 74,946 for the same period last year. These include 68,510 family members and 13,981 unaccompanied children.
Making matters worse, McAleenan said central American refugees are now arriving directly by bus, not just by foot, and that a “robust smuggling cycle continues.” More
Maybe Nancy and Chuck can take them all in their homes and nurse them back to health plus pay for it all, after all, they welcome them with open arms.
Great now US taxpayers are on the hook to provide medical care, housing, and food for people trying to sneak into the country or scam our immigration system.