Feds Bend CDC Rules for Sick Illegal Immigrants

Kristin Tate, Breitbart, August 7, 2014

Individuals and families immigrating to the U.S. legally are required to pay for and undergo medical examinations by approved physicians; those who are deemed as having “inadmissible health-related conditions” are not allowed into the country. But the same standards are not applied to illegal immigrants, many of whom remain in the U.S. despite testing positive for diseases that would prevent law-abiding migrants from entering.

The current border crisis has involved tens of thousands of Central Americans entering the U.S. illegally. Some of these individuals have tested positive for illnesses including tuberculosis, chicken pox, and other viruses–despite this, most of them are not immediately deported. Rather, they stay and receive medical care subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet–a preventive medicine physician, the former Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and a recipient of a 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor–told Breitbart Texas, “Legal immigrants are required to pay for medical exams and screening tests conducted by approved physicians before they arrive here. They’re not arriving in the U.S. carrying diseases, and then being dispersed into cities across the nation.”


So, while a prospective legal immigrant who has not been vaccinated for chicken pox would be barred from entering the U.S., unvaccinated individuals who enter the country illegally are being allowed to stay. “The CDC’s own guidelines are clearly being violated with regards to the illegal immigrants currently crossing the border,” Vliet stated.

The CDC website also claims that tuberculosis (TB) is a “disease of public health significance” that “would cause an applicant to fail a medical examination or be inadmissible” to the U.S.

TB has also been identified within the illegal immigrant population; the TB-infected individuals remain in the U.S. and receive subsidized medical treatment.

In some cases, Border Patrol agents and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff have contracted diseases from infected migrants–many of whom are unaccompanied alien children (UAC)–in the U.S. illegally.

A DHS report issued last week stated, “Many UAC and family units require treatment for communicable diseases, including respiratory illnesses, tuberculosis, chicken pox, and scabies. DHS employees reported exposure to communicable diseases and becoming sick on duty. . . . Two CBP Officers reported that their children were diagnosed with chicken pox within days of the CBP Officers’ contact with a UAC who had chicken pox.”


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  • D.B. Cooper

    I have an idea. How about settling all of these diseased immigrants in the San Francisco area? I mean, I know SF is know throughout the galaxy as a safe haven for the tutti frutti types, and might have weakened immune systems due to AIDS, but diversity is all that matters, right?

    • Manaphy

      We should do to all these Mexicans and San Franpsycho residents what Israel does to their illegal immigrants.

      • gregCall

        Great idea, ship them all to Uganda.

        • Mergatroyd

          You mean Australia.

          Michael Danby, an MP in the Australian Parliament, has “enthusiastically agreed” to the idea of bringing to Australia thousands of Africans who have illegally immigrated to Israel.

          • WR_the_realist

            Should all Australians suffer because of one certifiably insane MP?

          • Mergatroyd

            Should Americans suffer because of one certifiably insane president?

    • Paleoconn

      We should drop them in the following people’s neighborhoods: McCain, Pelosi, Zuckerberg, Boehner, Adelson, Ryan, Biden, Rand Paul, Graham, Schumer, the Kochs, Gates. For starters.

    • Martel733

      Chagas is called Mexican AIDS, so gays might not be happy if someone steals their victim card.

    • MBlanc46

      Please wait until we’ve finished our trip their next month.

  • MekongDelta69

    Once again – You import the Third World, you get the Third World.

    This is not deep…

    • Manaphy

      This would be considered a profound statement in DC. Plus they’d call you a racist naziwhowantstokillsixmillionmexicans.

      • Mergatroyd

        Worse, they would destroy your career and reputation.

        • Manaphy

          I personally wouldn’t be surprised if the “republican establishment” gives Mo Brooks a primary challenger in 2016.

  • I wonder how many of the tuberculosis cases are multi-drug-resistant. Latin America is full of MDR-TB.

    Thanks, Mr President!

    • John R

      It’s scary. This man’s radical associations, and now this. Obama is more than a misguided liberal. He actually seems to HATE this country. Seriously, I am not exaggerating.

      • President Orangutan does hate this country. He took his young daughters to Reverend Wright’s “God damn America” sermons for years.

      • Teresa Nichols

        You’re right, he is more than a misguided liberal. He’s a black, African-born, marxist, cocaine-addicted, homosexual manchurian candidate with a possible tranny for a wife.

        The founding fathers are turning in their graves.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Can you say Pandemic?

    • They’re America’s “future”, just spreading the diseases us lazy gringos don’t want to spread anymore.

  • mobilebay

    Just one person with Ebola coming across out southern border could wipe out a large percentage of the population before he/she could be identified.

    • Mergatroyd

      Maybe that’s the point.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Yeah, no kidding.

    What kind of rules were bent to introduce EBOLA into the U.S.?

    Vliet stated. ‘In this case, those who follow the law have to pay.’

    Sometimes I wonder why I should obey the law, pay taxes and play by the rules when criminal illegal aliens and politicians don’t have to

  • Cecil Broomsted

    What, no Ebola?

    • kjh64

      Patience, give it time, give it time.

    • Paleoconn

      With illegals from 75 countries pouring in over the Rio Grande, ebola is inevitable.

    • Martel733

      There might be 7 cases in NY but they are keeping a tight lid on it. Bringing the 2 Ebola infected aid workers to Atlanta was a mistake, since MARTA had to pay $11million for urine detectors in elevators the affirmative action workers might let ebola out the door.

  • kjh64

    Yet, the authorities will chase any American with TB down and forcibly quarantine them.

  • Ian Thomas

    Many of these illegal immigrants are coming from poor areas, they literally have no concept of proper hygiene. Disease is bound to spread onto the American populace if something is not done quickly.

    • Martel733

      Refugee Resettlement Watch reported many don’t even know how to work indoor plumbing & bathrooms.

  • none of your business

    If the capitalists will hire them they will come. And they will keep coming and coming and coming and coming. I was in both Los Angeles and San Francisco airports last week. I don’t think saw a White American working in either of those airports. I spotted one blonde but her hair was dyed and she was hispanic.

    • Martel733

      If the govt will fraudulently give them food stamps, welfare, section 8, and child tax credits they will come.

  • Yancy Derringer

    Who is kidding whom about these aliens being what America needs to stimulate its economy? They’ve been a net drain on California for decades now. The state is broke, yet thousands upon thousands of these unskilled people continue to pour in, and most will be allowed to stay. Business gets dirt-cheap-labor, but our shrinking middle class is forced to cover their extraordinarily expensive whole-family needs. They themselves will never be able to fully afford them.

    • Mergatroyd

      The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti recently said he welcomes the latest incursion of illegals and his city will gladly take them.

      What’s a few more tens of thousands of diseased, uneducated, unskilled illegals when the entire city is already overrun…and bankrupt because of it.

  • Dale McNamee

    I’ve always wondered what was so “sacrosanct” about Mexicans & South Americans that the Democraps & Repugnicans allow this invasion to take place… I blame Reagan, GHW Bush, Bubba Clinton, W, and our “lawless king” Obama for this…

    I think those who are immigrating here legally must feel cheated…

    America is getting what it has sowed in neglecting and not enforcing our immigration laws…

    Enjoy the diseases,poverty,higher taxes needed to “help” all of these “children” folks !

  • John R

    More of the same mentality. “Gee, we just can’t send them back….oh, but they are just children…where is your compassion?”, and so forth. This is just so much, well, I won’t use the word, for fear of being moderated.

    But, moving on, why would something so ridiculous happen in this day and age? Here is my answer: Because we as a society have been so brainwashed that we refuse to do anything no matter how necessary, for fear of being labeled…..(drum roll, please.)…RACIST! That is why I go back to my original point I have made here many times: The Negro issue ultimately lies at the very heart of this country’s problems. The appeasement of the colored race (yep, I used un-PC language on purpose), during the 1960’s Negro Revolution, is what led to this country’s downward spiral.

  • M&S

    It’s worse than this. Every alien who stays in the U.S. generally does so as a function of living/working across the nation via the shelter system where, /nominally/, they have to have ID to be resident but most can stay ‘on the mats’ (aka Overflow, no beds, just sleeping futons with a single sheet) with little more checks than cattle being pushed into a rail car, usually late at night when there is minimal staff to even notice someone is wheezing more than normal.
    How do you interrogate a non-English speaker when your logical first questions are apt to be against the facility rules: “Where are you from and how long have you had this cough?”
    While even these people have to at least be registered (Hi Javier No Last Name!), to have access to the lotteries (there is anything up to 17,000 homeless in Colorado, and only about 250 beds X3 shelters for any of them, in Denver) they don’t have to have a TB card to stay their first couple of nights. If they move on, they are not tracked (though there has been a new electronic registration system put into place for state resident homeless who want to make use of shelters more than a single week).
    Which means that, if you are coughing (and 90% of the winter months especially, shelter bunkrooms are a veritable petri dish of shared hacking), you don’t get kicked out nor ordered to shower separately from the others with whom you share common undressing spaces, sheets and towels on a mandatory basis of cleanup.
    They won’t even call an ambulance unless obvious (seizure, vomiting, blood) are present.
    With about 50% of the homeless permanently out of work and most day shelters again having less than 10% ‘first come, first served’ capacity to hold them, ONLY during the week, that leaves a huge percentage of the homeless free to comingle with shopping families and business people in the downtown region (libraries are also bad).
    While scabies and bedbugs are terrible conditions (having dealt with both) on their own, they are relatively easy to deal with on the basis of the mattresses being rubberized and washed down with a mild ammonia solution, daily.
    But if there were to be an outbreak of a more serious disease, the chances that you could quarantine it before the victims cross-infected huge numbers of the nominally ‘clean’ working population are _zero_.
    Which is why, if you want to be safe, you need to be willing to remove yourself, completely, from not just the urban environment (including remaining indoors and bringing your own lunch if forced to work downtown, the homeless also populating restaurants and convenience stores) but also from all of your friends and neighbors who think it is chic to do the mall crawl or go to the various art/music/food fests which seek to bring people back into the downtown area on the weekends.
    It is also why you don’t want to be anywhere near public transport if you can at all possibly avoid it.
    Keep this in mind when you recall that Agenda 21 is all about denying whites the option to live apart in the urbs and rural regions and forcing us all to be packed back into cities with borderless sick people whose national health care system was a shovel and a shroud cloth back home.
    We truly live in a world where the healthily infantile do not understand thing one about the nature of contagion.

  • sshadow

    What do they mean “bending the rules”, the Feds are openly breaking the rules, thereby breaking the law. This is mass anarchy. This is gross corruption. This goes on because of complicity, and even orders from above. This is the stuff of a third world country. It’s hard to believe that one Black administration could bring us this far down already. We have lost all control of this country. White citizens wake up, we don’t have much time left.