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The border crisis is no longer solely a problem with illegal immigrants from Central America. As spreading word for border collapse, the number of immigrants from Africa continues to increase. The threat of introducing dangerous diseases is higher than ever, but there is no compulsory and universal investigation, quarantine or detention before illegal immigrants are released into our communities, often within hours.
According to preliminary weekly data used internally by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and given to cross-border patrol agents who must remain anonymous because he has no authority to talk to the press, over 550 African immigrants have been arrested in Texas in just one week ̵
Angola – 101
Cameroon – 6
Democratic Republic of Congo – 314
Gabon – 1
Niger – 1
Republic of Congo – 130
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), not to be confused with the less separate nation "Republic of Congo", which is immediately west of the DRC, is currently experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak ever. As of June 4, a total of 2,025 confirmed and reported cases of Ebola, including 1,357 reported deaths.
In addition to Ebola, DRC experiences 87,000 cases of measles that claim the lives of 1,500. Angola and Cameroon also experience measles outbreaks according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
However, local media in San Antonio reported on Friday that hundreds of these African immigrants were seen released on bus stations in San Antonio. I confirmed with CBP last week that there is no specific screening, extra review or quarantine required by those coming from African countries more than anywhere else.
Overall, 20,274 illegal aliens were recorded in Texas during this seven day period. It's an annual rate of over one million just for the state of Texas. Honduras had the highest individual country, accounting for 38 percent of all illegal immigrants caught in the Lone Star State. Honduras is experiencing an outbreak of furrows and many of the caravans left San Pedro Sula, a northern Honduran city that had 1,336 reported cases of furrows from April. From Monday, Arizona officials confirmed 47 cases of garbage in Pinal County, mainly in ICE facilities, a 10-year-high for the state. Dan McLaughlin, Mayor of Uvalde, Texas, confirmed to CR at least two known cases among the illegal immigrants held in the detention facility of his city. According to a recently published DHS inspector's general report, there is "a high incidence of illness among staff" at certain facilities.
Furthermore, on May 29, 51, confirmed cases of furrows were among the general population of Hidalgo County, Texas, the busiest illegal smuggling corridor along the southwestern border. The disease has spread to all major cities in the county.
Then there is Venezuela. Due to the collapse of the economy and civil society, the country is experiencing outbreaks of all kinds of diseases. The number of immigrants is starting to tick, with 47 arrests in Texas the first week of June.
It is simply astounding that hundreds of thousands come from the most disease-sensitive countries during the worst travel arrangements imaginable and there is no quarantine required by law . Executive DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan publicly admitted publicly at yesterday's Senate Court Committee hearing that CBP did not screen anyone for diseases. "The unit for public health risk families is released into our communities with unknown vaccination status and without a regular medical examination for infectious diseases of public health problems, as well as a public health risk for outbreaks of disease at processing plants," McAleenan said in his written testimony.
So why does McAleenan himself do not require such a process, and if such a process is incompatible with the numbers, should these people not be rejected rather than released? Asylum does not trump the medically unlawful statutes of 8 U.S.C. 1182. In other words, if the criminal smuggling confession is so successful that it results in catastrophic numbers that stick to the border, why should it strengthen the alien's demands to be released without following medical quarantine rather than strengthening the US sovereign's claim to retain them?
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article was published without links to various sources. They have been added.
Author: Daniel Horowitz
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