For years, conservatives have been warning about the health dangers of mass immigration into the United States. In 2014, VDare published an article titled “Open Borders Admit Tuberculosis And The Government Is Transporting It Throughout The Country.”
The type of TB is unspecified, but as Starnes remarked, Dr. Marc Siegel tells me that the strain of tuberculosis that is common in Central America is in fact that drug-resistant kind, but the big issue here is the shroud of secrecy thats enveloped these facilities. HHS refuses to really go in depth and tell us exactly what is happening. I can tell you right now that many of my sources have been threatened, they say that if they speak out, if they speak to the media they could lose their jobs. They also say they face arrest
Many of the people I talk to here in Texas firmly believe this is nothing more than a government-sanctioned invasion of our country, Starnes concluded.
No wonder that the press and Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine have been blocked from inspecting the federal facilities. The truth is too alarming, in terms of the disease threat and the recklessness of the administration in its quest to repopulate America with big-government Democrats.
Also from VDare “Mexican Teenager With TB Refuses Treatment.”
Francisco Santos is a Mexican teenager living in Duluth, Georgia who has tuberculosis and won’t take his medicine. So far he’s only given it to four people that we know of, and the cruel Yankee authorities have put him in jail. Where is the ACLU when you need them? They say his status as a minor will complicate a deportation process that can take months, anyhow, but actually, by the time he gets through all the appeals, he’ll be 18 anyway.
Last year, Daniel Horowitz wrote an article, in The Conservative Review, titled “Border Patrol releasing thousands who were exposed to diseases like tuberculosis.”
On Sunday, Aaron Hull, chief patrol agent of the El Paso sector, divulged to the public what we already suspected but most government officials assiduously covered up. The head of the second busiest illegal immigration corridor told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is increasingly “caring for more and more sick people, because a lot of these aliens coming in are carrying contagious health conditions, things like chicken pox, scabies, tuberculosis, lice.”
Tuberculosis. That is the disease we sought to eradicate through our laws as early as 1907 by requiring every prospective immigrant to wait at Ellis Island, away from the population, until they got the green light to enter. That is a far cry from what a CBP official told me two weeks ago – that “we have not seen any specific, unusual, or alarming public health or infectious disease threats in persons in CBP custody.”
CBP declined to comment further on Hull’s revelation upon my request.
But these warnings fell on deaf ears – at least as far as the Corporate Media is goes. I might be wrong, but were there any calls, from the New York Times, or The Guardian, to put tighter controls on immigration for the sake of our health? Not from The Guardian, as far as I can tell.
Now, The Guardian has the gall to declare:
Trump’s immigration policies may put people at risk of coronavirus – experts
There is a widespread fear that the president’s policies have sown such fear of deportation and wariness of any contact with US authorities among immigrants – who also have greater difficulty getting healthcare – that many of them will not seek help if they fall sick with the virus.
“If you continue to discourage people from seeking services under normal circumstances, you cannot expect them necessarily to seek those services just because you as the racist, anti-immigrant president have decided that now it’s a good idea. That’s not gonna work,” said Max Hadler, director of health policy at the New York Immigration Coalition.
It’s not as if The Guardian doesn’t consider Tuberculosis to be a serious threat. Just a few months ago, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (sounds Ethiopian) wrote, in The Guardian:
First, TB has a singular capacity for contagion. When someone with active TB coughs or sneezes, they launch respiratory droplets containing the bacteria into the air. These droplets can stay suspended for hours, turning shared spaces – homes, schools, public transport, hospital waiting rooms – into transmission hot spots. And unlike some diseases, such as measles, which can be caught only once, this “smart” pathogen can cause disease multiple times.
But easy as TB is to catch, it is hard to diagnose. Once someone is infected, either the body’s immune system defeats it, it becomes dormant (latent TB) or it develops into the active disease.
A government’s primary responsibility is to protect its own citizens – and stopping contagious diseases at the border is an integral part of this responsibility.
There is a crucial difference between tuberculosis and the Corona virus: The main tuberculosis threat comes from OUTSIDE our borders, while it’s unlikely that many illegal immigrants brought Corona into the US; they’re more likely to contract it here.
But for The Guardian to display, over the course of many years, complete indifference to the health threats of mass immigration – and then use a contagious disease as an argument against enforcing the law with those same migrants, seems a bit too convenient.
To quote The Guardian article again:
In the face of more stringent immigration policies and heightened enforcement, it’s perhaps unsurprising that in December 2018, 6.3% of adults in immigrant families said they or a family member had avoided going to the doctor or a clinic because they did not want to be asked or bothered about their citizenship status.
It’s estimated that there were over 44 million immigrants in the US in 2018. If 6.3% of adults with families are afraid of revealing their “immigration status,” then any way you cut it, that’s a lot of illegal immigrants.
If those illegal immigrants are afraid to seek medical treatment, due to the fact that they broke the law, then the problem is that they BROKE THE LAW. The solution should be to repatriate them to wherever they came from.
A little off topic, but I’ll part ways with some of my fellow Alternative Conservatives and suggest a solution to the common leftist objection “But who’s going to pick our crops?” In my opinion, if a Latin American wants to cross the border and pick crops, we should have a mechanism for this to happen. We should allow expedited work visas for this, along with strict supervision, background checks and fair treatment for the workers. Let them come with their families, do their work, make sure they have some sort of heath insurance – and then, when the work is done, they go home.