Illegals Bringing Drug-Resistant TB to U.S.

Jack Minor, WND, March 2, 2013

A member of Congress who for more than 30 years worked as a doctor says the baggage that illegal aliens are bringing into the United States now is killing people.

Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, told WND that it’s not suitcases, clothes or the like—it’s the highly infectious cases of drug-resistant and lethal tuberculosis that are walking across the Mexican border.

“It is something I am aware of and it is definitely a factor to consider in the immigration debate,” Burgess said.


While the 20th century development of antibiotics resulted in the disease being virtually eradicated in America by the 1960s, in recent years TB has been making a comeback with new strains that are resistant to most antibiotics.

Last week it was reported that a persistent strain of tuberculosis had developed in some Los Angeles neighborhoods. Officials said as many as 4,500 people may have been exposed to the disease.

The Los Angeles Times reported the strain appeared to be unique to the region and concentrated among the homeless. Because TB is highly contagious, there is a potential for a widespread outbreak as homeless individuals often move around from place to place.


Los Angeles is not the only major city to have problems with the disease. Since 2008, Jacksonville, Fla., has suffered from a TB outbreak that officials with the Center for Disease Control said was among the worst seen in 20 years.


Besides California and Florida, the states with the greatest number of multi-drug-resistant TB are Texas and New York, all having large numbers of illegal aliens within their borders. Florida was recently ranked as having the third largest illegal alien population by the Department of Homeland Security. Many illegals in Florida come from the Caribbean and other countries in the Southern Hemisphere, some of which have widespread problems with tuberculosis.

Last month, My San Antonio reported U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents had captured an illegal alien from Asia who was captured while trying to cross the Mexican border Nov. 27. The man was diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the least treatable form of the disease.


Burgess pledges that he will take steps to make sure the issue of illegal aliens introducing drug-resistant strains of these diseases is addressed as the House considers any immigration bills.


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  • Tom Iron

    It used to be the policy of the US to deport any immigrant coming into the US with a pre-existing illness such as TB. That was known as a “standard.”

    • dukem1

      Or at least quarantine them…Look at young Vito Corleone in the Godfather movie.

      • IstvanIN

        Send them back in a hazmat suit. That is the only suggestion I can make that would not be deleted.

    • The__Bobster

      Now even the legal ones are allowed to enter with fatal diseases.

      • Nathanwartooth

        Isn’t it nice that in 2010 Obama made it so people with AIDS could immigrate here?

        I figure it was to get more people from Africa into the country since Africa is just swarmed with AIDS.

        So now they can come here, get on welfare and get 100s of thousands of dollars worth of medical treatment for AIDS. I guess I had better get back to work to make money so it can be taxed for this.

      • Yorkshireman.

        This has been happening for decades in UK with sick, elderly relatives from Pakistan, Bangladesh and India joining their kin here. They buy a couple of capsules from a local store back home but do not finish the full course and so become resistant to that particular bug. We then treat them in our NHS hospitals at no cost to their family. Any attempt to discover just how many are involved is sidetracked because ‘such details are not collected’ as it’s racist. WONDERFUL!

    • AB7

      That was only because they didn’t have Obamacare back then. Now since medical treatment is free for anyone, it doesn’t matter what diseases someone has when they enter. Hope that explains everything for you.

    • MikeS

      Regrettably, the US has much lower “standards” these days.

  • StillModerated

    Libtards will argue for keeping these pests here whilst Obongo-care seeks a remedy.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Obamacare is when someone has an ingrown toenail and an affirmative action doctor says “We have to amputate at the kneecap”.

  • SmithandSmith

    Finally, some Good News!

  • NYB

    Watch for the Chinese immigrants. In China people with TB can buy a clean set of chest x-rays to get through our screening.

    • The__Bobster

      Why bother? They’ll just enter the country illegally. It would be racist to detain them just for having a deadly disease.

      “Last month, My San Antonio reported U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents had captured an illegal alien from Asia who was captured while trying to cross the Mexican border Nov. 27.”

  • Diamond_Lil

    And these infested illegals will send their infested little children to elementary school because they can’t miss work.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      This is why I have to have a TB test every 5 years as a condition of employment in the schools.

      I’ve had kids show up to enroll that have tested positive for TB but marked as “noncontagious” by a local health clinic. One came with a set of chest X-rays after testing positive for TB — the clinic labeled the TB on the X-rays “inert” and cleared the kid to attend school.

      Fortunately, I’ve never tested positive for TB, but I know teachers who have.

      God knows what I’ve been exposed to over the years…


    • saxonsun

      When I go to work I see a bunch of mexicans taking their kids to nursery school. This is the Upper East side of NYC and I’ve only seen one white parent/child. This was not seen just ten years ago. Scary because it just happens and so fast there’s no way to resist it.

  • Just wait until they get into the sardine cans called the L-Lines in Chicago.

    And that is why I avoid public transportation.

  • JDInSanDiego

    About 100 years ago one of my ancestors was rejected at Ellis Island. She was not just quarantined but actually sent back – because she had pink eye. She had picked it up on the ship. Back then the families did the matchmaking and she was supposed to have married my great grandfather. While she was away, he got to know her younger sister and married the younger sister instead. They had three daughters. I wouldn’t be alive today if my family hadn’t been required to follow the law. (The older sister eventually came back over and married someone else. They had three sons.)

    I currently have a relative in Europe who has wanted to come here for over 40 years. Any time she has legally applied she has received a nice rejection letter from immigration saying, “We understand you have the means to support yourself but you physical handicap could, at some point, become a burden to the US taxpayer.

    • IstvanIN

      My great-grandparents came through Ellis Island, as well, but then only whites folks have to follow any sort of laws.

  • bigone4u

    There have been sporadic outbreaks of third world diseases in South Texas and San Antonio for decades. Since restaurant workers are predominantly mestizos who do not speak English, I no longer eat out because of fear of disease. Riding public transit is also dangerous for the same reason. Any potential tourists coming this way, you have been warned. Bring a baloney sandwich and a thermos of coffee or starve yourself. It’s better than typhoid or TB.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Illegal aliens are crossing the border because they are sick — here they can latch onto free healthcare services and stick U.S. taxpayers with the bill!!. Never mind that these moochers are exposing US to horrible diseases and nasty parasites.

    California: Typhoid is making a comeback. In 2009, an outbreak of typhoid fever affected 90 Californians. There were also 400 cases reported nationally. Typhoid has evolved to become more and more resistant to antibiotics.

    Arizona: West Nile Virus entered the US in 1999 and quickly spread across the nation. In recent years, Arizona has been hit hard with a virulent strain of West Nile. Patients have been affected with seizures and nerve damage.

    “Illegal aliens’ stealthy assault on medicine must now rouse Americans to alert and alarm… Many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant TB, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease – the latter a ghastly and often fatal parasitic infection previously unknown in most of the U.S.”

    –American Journal of Physicians and Surgeons

    Maybe now is the time to invest in caskets and crematoriums.


  • GM (Australia)

    It has also been noted that TB has made a comeback here in Australia since the influx of 3rd world refugees and illegals began. I don’t think this is mere coincidence.

  • western civilization cure

    Well this odd and presents a challenge. All liberal pc history books and media along with Hollywood etc claim that it was the evil white causasoid race who brought disease death and destruction to the innocent pagan mongoloids 500 years ago when they sailed to the western hemisphere from European nations and Roman Catholic white hispanic latino discoverer missionaries of white man religion such as Columbus, Hernandez, Cortez, Magellan, Balboa, etc etc were responsible for killing off millions of the non-indigenous who archeologists know originated from Asia about 1500 years ago crossing over the Bering land bridge and spreading out to populate the uninhabited land forming the aztec, incan, myan, and all other pagan civilizations who practiced human sacrificial rights of eating body parts, bestiality, cannibalism, etc.

    It would be very difficult to believe that these uncivilized savage Asian migrants who no dount brought all the worlds worst disease with them from Asia would not have died of their own inflictions coming from the most populous race on earth and not surprisingly still have these deadly diseases even 50 yrs after the white race landed and were inflicted by these pagan savages with the same highly contagious mutations.

    In the same token since Africa is still home to some of the worlds most deadly diseases like smallpox, polio, TB, elephantiasis, there is absolutely no question that the millions of slaves were carriers and inflicted the white race. It took the intelligence of the white scientists to eradicate them all over hundreds of years but here they all return back again in full force thanks to Bush and Obama.

    We do know untold tens of millions of whites died of these terrible diseases and lived a short life span when coming from Europe.

    Clearly European white caucasoids became inflicted in America by these Asian mongoloid race migrants disease and of course those deadly ones brought over by the African slaves.

    As we know the PC age is all lies and got it all backwards. White man eradicated diseases with science technology and medicine not vice versa.

  • It’s not just TB. Take note of the outbreak of bed bugs. This didn’t happen for decades and some thought it was just a story. There is also a break out in whooping cough…also brought in my illegals. The treasonous Bush and Obama and their out-right refusal to enforce the constitution is the fault of all of this.

  • Token Finn

    We need more bacterial diversity.

  • Katherine McChesney

    They’ve also brought polio, leprosy and chagas disease to America.

  • Katherine McChesney

    The CDC has been preparing for this. See “Coffins in America” videos on YouTube. Coffins by the millions are stacked in fields around Atlanta, Ga.

  • mobilebay

    Just another “benefit” of diversity and mass illegal immigration. We had a great run, didn’t we?

  • sunshinegirl

    It took years to get disease control in this country with vaccinations, etc; We have these diseases under control. Now we are faced with some of the worst TB cases as well as other diseases being brought in by illegals. We as THE PEOPLE have to stand strong and put a stop to the insanity of Obama. We will fight with all our might to protect our own families and communities from illness. By being as determined as Obama is to turn this country into another Tower of Babel if anyone gets any of these diseases I hope it is him for bringing them and forcing them down our throat.We have said NO NO NO to illegal immigration and amnesty.