Skip to comments.Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants
Posted on 03/12/2019 1:17:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
(Reuters) - Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.
Then he was quarantined.
In early January, a mumps outbreak at the privately run Pine Prairie U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center put Mejia and hundreds of other detainees on lockdown. When there is just one person who is sick, everybody pays, Mejia, 19, said in a phone interview from the Pine Prairie center describing weeks without visits and access to the library and dining hall.
His attorney was not allowed in, but his immigration court case continued anyway - over a video conference line. On Feb. 12, the judge ordered Mejia deported back to Honduras.
The number of people amassed in immigration detention under the Trump administration has reached record highs, raising concerns among migrant advocates about disease outbreaks and resulting quarantines that limit access to legal services.
As of March 6, more than 50,000 migrants were in detention, according to ICE data.
Internal emails reviewed by Reuters reveal the complications of managing outbreaks like the one at Pine Prairie, since immigrant detainees often are transferred around the country and infected people do not necessarily show symptoms of viral diseases even when they are contagious.
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People such as Ocasio-Cortez say people are dying in ICE custody. To listen to her, you would swear that we infect people, that we start a mumps epidemic so we can torture illegal aliens.
Immigration’s sole purpose is to suppress prevailing wages of US workers. That’s the main point of it, the only point of it.
But the important thing is that children be let with their traffickers,... uh ... parents, ...whatever, right?
Let’s remember, too....that school children were ALL given physicals when they entered school.
Another reason not to welcome all the world’s masses to live in our American neighborhoods. Unless playing by the rules with legal immigration steps followed including a health exam.
Those darn anti-vaxxers—they’re everywhere!
No, the primary purpose is to raise the number of people counted in Democrat strong holds during the US Census.
The Census started counting aliens along citizen for the purpose of drawing congressional districts during the Clinton administration.
This is also when democrats suddenly became in favor of illegal aliens.
The Democrats are trying to gain a permanent majority in the House by drastically flooding their strongholds with illegal immigrants. The illegals dont even have to vote for this plan to work. They just have to be counted.
Another reason not to welcome all the worlds masses to live
in our American neighborhoods.
True. But over a long enough period of time it becomes it
Right. The no-go places for police, too.
A cartoon once showed a couple of guys watching a police car go by. One said: “They say this is the most dangerous part of the city.”
The police car had a sign: Police Officers Carry No More Than $20 In Cash.
A year after Katrina I spoke with a Mexican at an Alabama campground who was working for an Atlanta based business. He was being paid $4 an hour to paint repaired and rebuilt houses when the minimum wage was over $5. Do you think the business owner was Republican or Democrat?
The business owner’s political party in this case is irrelevant. They are profiteers who do not give a rip about the US.
Do you have the mumps?
Hey! I was taking a Shavitz!
I had a friend in the day that would get all sweaty dancing.
She would look in the mirror and say with mascara running... “oh! I have my scary face on!”
“Dat’s right Bozo” :)
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