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The border crisis is no longer exclusively a problem for illegal Central American migrants. With the spread of the collapse of border security, the number of migrants from Africa continues to increase. The danger of triggering dangerous diseases is greater than ever, but there are no compulsory and universal examinations, quarantines or detentions before illegal immigrants are released into our communities, often within hours.
According to preliminary weekly data used internally by the Customs and handed over to Border Protection (CBP) and a Border Patrol Agent to CR, who must remain anonymous because he is not authorized to speak to the press, in arrested over 550 African migrants in Texas for just one week ̵
Angola – 101
Cameroon – 6
Democratic Republic of the Congo – 314
Gabon – 1
Niger – 1
Republic of the Congo – 130
Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of Congo (DRC), not to be confused with the smaller, separate nation of "Republic of the Congo", just west of the DRC, is experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak ever. According to the World Health Organization, there were 2,025 confirmed and reported Ebola cases on June 4, including 1,357 reported deaths.
In addition to Ebola, there are 87,000 measles cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 1,500 people. Angola and Cameroon are also affected by measles, according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
Nevertheless, local media reported in San Antonio on Friday that hundreds of these African migrants were dropped off at bus stops in San Antonio. I confirmed to CBP last week that no special investigation, extra control or quarantine of people from African countries is needed more than anywhere else.
A total of 20,274 illegal aliens were detained during these seven days in Texas. That's an annualized pace of over a million just for the state of Texas. Honduras, with 38 percent of all illegal immigrants caught in the Lone Star State, had the highest percentage in a single country. Honduras is experiencing a mumps eruption and many of the caravans have left San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras, where 1,336 cases of mumps were reported by April. By Monday, Arizona officials confirmed 47 cases of mumps in Pinal County, mostly in ICE facilities, a 10-year high for the state. Dan McLaughlin, the mayor of Uvalde, Texas, confirmed CR at least two known cases among the illegal immigrants detained in his city detention facility. According to a recent report by the DHS inspector, some establishments have "a high incidence of illness among employees".
Also, on May 29, there were 51 confirmed cases of mumps among the general population in Hidalgo County, Texas, the busiest illegal corridor for smuggling foreigners along the southwestern border. The disease has spread in every major city of the district.
Then there is Venezuela. As a result of the collapse of the economy and civil society, all kinds of diseases have broken out in the country. The number of migrants is gradually increasing, with 47 being arrested in Texas during the first week of June.
It's just amazing that hundreds of thousands of the most ill-affected countries come under the worst travel arrangements imaginable. No quarantine, as required by law. Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan publicly admitted yesterday at the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee that CBP is not investigating anyone for disease. "The Public Health Risk – Families with unknown vaccination status and without a standard medical examination are released for communicable diseases of public concern and at risk of outbreak in processing plants in our communities," McAleenan said in his written statement.
Why does not McAleenan himself request such a trial, and if such a process is impractical given the numbers, should these individuals not be inadmissible instead of being released? Asylum does not exceed the medically impermissible laws of 8 USC. 1182. In other words, if the criminal conspiracy is so successful that catastrophic numbers disturb our frontier, why should this strengthen foreigners' entitlement to release without medical quarantine instead of strengthening the American sovereign's claim to quarantine? Do you keep them away?
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article was published without hyperlinks to various sources. They were added.
Author: Daniel Horowitz
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative .