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Another "inconvenient truth" about illegal immigration...disease


Last month, 50 students and teachers at Lilburn Middle School in Gwinnett County, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta , tested positive for tuberculosis exposure, and four have been confirmed to have an active case of TB.. While that news may be shocking to most, it is nothing new. In October 2009, about 200 students at the county’s Norcross High School underwent testing, after TB was discovered at the school.


Of course, Atlanta is a known ‘sanctuary city’ for illegal aliens.


It is often said that the flood of illegal immigrants into this country is reaching 'epidemic proportions.' While that statement is true, it is just as true that the illegal immigrants pouring over the U.S./Mexican border are endangering this country with actual epidemics. Tuberculosis, hepatitis, dengue fever, chagas, and even leprosy are being imported into the U.S. inside the bodies of illegal aliens.

A virtual 'hot-zone' of disease can be found in this nations border states. Illegal immigrants have set up so-called ;colonias’ just inside the states of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. The shanty towns are comprised mostly of cardboard shacks and huts made with cast-off building materials. They have no sanitation, and are surrounded by mounds of garbage. The estimated 185,000 illegals share their makeshift towns with armies of rats. Of course, diseases only common to Central and South America run rampant in these places.


One of the imports to this country is chagas disease. It is caused by a parasite known as trypanosome. It is a blood-borne disease and is spread by triatomine insects. The parasite burrows into human tissue (usually in the face), where it then begins to multiply. In addition to being spread by insects, it can also be contracted through blood transfusions.


After cases of chagas were reportedly discovered to have been spread by transfusions in Canada, that nation began testing all blood donations for the disease.


Once thought to be nearly eradicated in this country, TB is now making a strong comeback, thanks to unchecked immigration.


In a 2005 interview with Mother Jones Magazine, Dr. Reichman of The New Jersey TB Clinic said: “In the 1990's, cases among foreign born Americans rose from 29 percent to 41.6 percent. Antibiotic resistant strains from Mexico have migrated to Texas. Since three years ago, 16,000 new cases of TB were discovered in the United States. Half were foreign born. Strains of TB once only found in Mexico have migrated to the border states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. It will move north as illegal aliens work in restaurants as cooks, dishwashers, and food handlers. We sit on the edge of a potential catastrophe.”


In 2001, New York's Tuberculosis Control Program discovered that 81 percent of that city's new cases of TB were attributed to foreign nationals.


As in Atlanta, cases of TB are now being found where there are high concentrations of illegal aliens. In March of 2002, The Washington Post reported that Virginia's Prince William County experienced a 188 percent increase of TB infections over the previous year. Of course, the streets of Prince William County are over-run with illegal aliens seeking day-laborer jobs.


In May 2009, another outbreak of TB was feared, this time in Chicago, as an infected doctor possibly spread the virus throughout area hospitals. The unidentified physician worked at Evanston Hospital, Children’s Memorial and Northwestern Memorial’s Prentice Women’s Hospital. Chicago has a ‘sanctuary’ policy for illegal aliens, and consequently has a very large illegal population.


According to the CDC, the following countries accounted for the largest number of TB cases among legal, U.S. resident aliens in 2004:


-Mexico (1,976)

-Philippines (829)

-Vietnam (619)

-India (557)

-China (352)

-Haiti (248)

-South Korea (219)

-Guatemala (190)

-Ethiopia (169)

-Peru (159)


Of course, the preceding numbers do not include the millions of illegal aliens currently living in this country.


It costs between $250K to $1million to treat a patient with TB.


Despite the dangers presented by swine flu and the fact that the World Health Organization raised their threat level to the highest in that group‘s history, the U.S. government refused to close our border with Mexico, where the flu actually originated and where the highest number of deaths occurred.


During an April 27, 2009 press conference, DHS Janet Napolitano said: “Well, as I said yesterday, we're already doing passive surveillance at the border. And with respect to closing the border, again, you would close the border if you thought you could contain disease, the spread of disease. But the disease already is in a number of states within the United States, so the containment issue doesn't really play out. This particular flu, you can actually have it for a couple of days before you show any symptoms, and so even if—people could be coming through now, even under passive surveillance, who actually have the flu. So that's a very difficult judgment to make.”


Then on NBC’s Today Show Napolitano gave the real reason behind this administration’s unwillingness to close the border.


Napolitano told viewers: “You have to look at what the costs of that are. We literally have thousands of trucks and lots of commerce that cross that border. We have food products and other things that go across that border. So that would be a very, very heavy cost.”


“Commerce!”


As usual, business interest were put ahead of the safety and health of the American public.


It seems that every nation except the United States, took the outbreak seriously. Take a look at the following headlines from around the world:


“Swine flu prompts EU warning on travel to U.S.”

“ British holiday companies suspend flights to Mexico“

“ Air Canada and Westjet are suspending flights and vacation tours to Mexico“

“ Argentina suspends flights from Mexico”

“ Cuba halts flights to Mexico as flu virus spreads“

“ Cruise lines cancel Mexico stops over flu fear “


The threats posed to our country by illegal immigration are many. However, our political leaders will undoubtedly continue to ignore them. Our own president is willing to place all Americans at risk, in exchange for securing the Latino vote for the Democratic Party.


If left unchecked, illegal immigration will destroy this nation one way or another.


 

Comments

  • June 4 years ago

    Mr. Gibson is correct. Whether by disease, crime, or just overwhelming this nation, we suffer at the hands of low-skilled, uneducated criminals, and Washington seems to glory in it. I'd like to see who signs the paychecks of many of our elected representatives.

  • VivaLaMigra 4 years ago

    I wonder if any of the parents of the TB infected students are Open Borders Whack Jobs, and if they're changing their minds now! Treatment for TB can be painful and expensive, especially if it's the newer "drug-resistant" variety. To kill these pathogens requires highly toxic antibiotics that take a toll on the patient's own health. So-called DRTB is being incubated in the Third World Hell-Holes where our formerly effective medications are used without prescription, virtually guaranteeing the genetic mutations into resistant forms.

  • crazy horse 4 years ago

    "it costs 250K to 1milion to treat a patient with TB"
    health care plans should cover it, not the government.
    a blood test that costs about a $100 bucks and that can be charged to immigrants looking for staying here legally would cover most diseases and prevent them from spreading out.
    SOUNDS CRAZY?
    "OF COURSE, I AM CRAZY HORSE"
    legalize the illegal allies!

  • NO Amnesty 4 years ago

    Go to a Taco Bell or Del Taco in Southern California and you will see the mainly Hispanic food handlers making the tacos and handling the food without wearing disposable plastic gloves (that food handlers at Subway wear for example).

    Of course, I don't know if they're illegal aliens, but needless to say I do NOT eat at these two places now.

  • Adam 4 years ago

    If you want to shut down mass immigration, you'll have to go after the people who benefit from it: BUSINESS LOBBIES. Banks, developers, construction companies and industries that like cheap labour love mass immigration. It was Labour's business friends in the UK that pushed them to open the floodgates and it's the Democrats, with their links to housing and construction sectors, that want to keep bringing in warm bodies at any cost. For example, Elliot Spitzer--a DEVELOPER--introduced legislation in NY, legalising drivers' licenses for illegal aliens. Part of the housing crash in the U.S. was due to speculators betting on the Bush Amnesty Bill passing, hence swelling the housing market. This is a public safety, environmental and, yes, HEALTH issue--gangs, interethnic friction, urban sprawl, water use and the spread of diseases are very real problems. It's difficult for 'free-enterprise conservatives' to admit this, but business interests will sell their country out for profits.

  • Estoban 4 years ago

    Adam, I agree. Greed is as old as Cain and Able. Free enterprise has those sick greedy employers. It's the ones we elect that really disappoint. It seems to affect Presidents as well as Senators and Representatives. Elections are a sure cure until the next batch bcomes infected.

  • Don Quixote 4 years ago

    The inconvenient truth is that drumming up fear of poor brown people is driven by xenophobia, pure and simple. You're no different than those white supremacist groups demonstrating yesterday and today. It's yet another "Big Lie" and you should be ashamed.

    Statistically speaking your odds of catching one of those scary sounding diseases you mention are nearly zilch. But you conveniently forgot to mention those stats. If you really want to be afraid you should be worried about the massive increases in white militia domestic terrorists. Those who are more likely to kill or maim you look, act, speak and maybe even think just like you.

  • SE 4 years ago

    Gibson what the hell is this fear-mongering? Oh my. Can't believe you are writing this kind of non-sense.

  • Vickie 4 years ago

    "Fear mongering"? "Drumming up fear of poor brown people"? What rock have you two been living under? Don Quixote --- if anyone should be ashamed, it is you! You are the true racist if you equate those who are against illegal immigration with white supremacists. Are you Hispanic? If so, unless you're 100% Indian, then, you, too, have white blood in you courtesy of your Spaniard ancesters. BTW, read the article again. Not everyone on the list comes from a country with "brown people".

  • Delaware Bob 4 years ago

    Illegal aliens are destroying this Country, and one would have to be almost blind not to see this. How much longer do we have to support these illegal aliens? How much longer do we have to school their illegal alien children? How much longer are we going to let them have our jobs? How much longer are we going to put up with all the crime, stolen identities, forged documents, fake green cards? How much longer are we going to allow these illegal aliens to send money out of this Country and bring our Country down? Oh, amnesty will correct all this. WRONG! Nothing will change except we wouldn't be able to call them illegal aliens any more. Let's get rid of these illegal aliens! Let's get them back to their own Country where they belong!

  • Shaman 4 years ago

    The only thing with a disease is the brain of that stupid bastard of Gibson; he needs to write garbage in order to put food on his table. Let the brain-dead keep reading his articles :)

  • Upstate Girl 4 years ago

    Thank you Dave for having the courage to address these issues. I am so tired of hearing about the poor illegal immigrant trying to make a better life. Their earnings are worth as much as 15 times as much when sent home, all of this while their rent is paid on behalf of their US born children, not to mention the "free" healthcare and food costs associated with the children. I always hear the stories about the illegal that retires to Mexico and is building Motels. They only need to work here a few years to afford to do that. Meanwhile Americans cannot afford to live due to rising taxes. The cost of government social services is exploding and half of the children benefiting from it are that of illegal aliens.

  • wearyknight 4 years ago

    Welcome to Obamexico...an illegal running the country, of course illegals shall have their way....two things I wanna know are; Where's Obama's birth certificate and WHY isn't his wife allowed in Muslim countries to accompany him...because it's against the Muslim faith to bring your wife, that's why....so, he IS NOT A CHRISTIAN as he claims...just like he IS NOT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN BORN ON US SOIL!!!!!!

  • steve 4 years ago

    What is the argument here? every single alien "BROKE THE LAW!" Our Government, past & present, Republican & Democrat, have allowed the invasion of 20 to 30 million criminals and uneducated peons which is the largest invasion of any Nation, at any time, by any means & in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution.

    This refusal to abide by our Constitution or enforce our Immigration Laws should be classified as Treason of the most foul kind, & as grounds for impeachment & trials for Treason!

    Not only have they allowed the invasion, they force American tax payers to pay Billions on Billions of dollars to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders numerous children, and free medical care, at the same time the invading horde break numerous laws and massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture and standard of living while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WAKE UP PEOPLE!

  • Obbop 4 years ago

    Isn't that cute.

    The politically correct indoctrinated feel-good brainwashed droids are using emotional appeals to promulgate their agendas that ignore the societal and personal costs of allowing a horde of invaders from non-USA countries to enter the USA willy-nilly.

    Rather than attempt to argue with those I perceive as being deluded and convinced that "diversity is our strength" and that multi-culturalism without bonds that bind a people together should be embraced I will be brutally rough.

    May an illegal with TB cough on your food.

    May an illegal with evil intent target your loved one or you.

    May your children have to confront illegal alien street gangs.

    May an illegal despise you for being a Gringo or a Black or whatever ethnicity that is not "Chicano."

    May your neighborhood be overwhelmed by an invading culture more akin to the 3rd world than a modern society.

    May your job be deluged by competition so wages fall.

  • Jim B 4 years ago

    Disease, joblessness and poverty.. Well isn't that so special?

    ENFORCE OUR LAWS AND PROTECT OUR BORDERS. It doesn't help that we have an illegal alien activist heading Homeland Security.

    Fight Back. www.numbersusa.com

  • LynneNVa 4 years ago

    American CONSUMERS are to blame for illegal immigration. FAST food / restaurants (all aspects from harvest, slaughter, transportation & retail service..) heavily employ illegals. KEEP eating fast food - you eat what THEY TOUCH! Keep feeding it to your children. IF American citizens want to STOP illegal immigration - organize & participate in a NATIONAL boycott of ALL restaurants/hotels/casinos until our border is completely secured. They would PLANT a garden, mow their own lawn & ONLY hire LEGAL US citizens for home improvement needs. Most are too busy watching reality TV which is the only place most vote anymore.

  • raingirl2 4 years ago

    as a black American I am sick of illegal aliens crying about breaking up families they are the ones breaking up their families by crossing the border intentionally to commit a criminal act of being unwanted in the u.s. they lie cheat steallllllllllllllllllllllll kill destroy many innocent people produce babies like a baby factory don't watch or care for their kids while receiving thousands of dollars of our tax dollars to support their criminal lifestyle just let a black be present or nearby when a crime is committed they are sent to jail then to prison no evidence is ever produced but no one in our government seems to care about the cruel and unjust treatment of blacks many about 45-50% are unemployed and receive NO subsidies to survive. but the illegal aliens get platinum benefits and protection Why?

  • companies profit 4 years ago

    [I'D LIKE TO SEE WHO SIGNS THE PAYCHECKS OF MANY OF OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.] Ha!Ha!Ha! The lobbyists & shareholders of companies who profit from our corrupt privately owned prison systems. They are formerly the companies who profited from hiring illegals. This article is truly a big bogus panic attack. These private systems are detaining immigrants for longer and longer and we're paying for it. If Gibson is so worried about disease, why doesn't he ask why people aren't deported in a timely fashion. Why doesn't he ask why private detention centers knowingly overcrowd people causing disease outbreak. This whole thing started with "Oh no, the 9/11 terrorists must have come through Canada, let's secure our southern border" falsehood which started a hyperflow of immigrant crossings. The same people are making the same profits.
    Improve the economy on both sides to normalize immigration, set job exportation limits, and rebuild American worker unions.

  • companies profit 4 years ago

    [I'D LIKE TO SEE WHO SIGNS THE PAYCHECKS OF MANY OF OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.] Ha!Ha!Ha! The lobbyists & shareholders of companies who profit from our corrupt privately owned prison systems. They are formerly the companies who profited from hiring illegals. This article is truly a big bogus panic attack. These private systems are detaining immigrants for longer and longer and we're paying for it. If Gibson is so worried about disease, why doesn't he ask why people aren't deported in a timely fashion. Why doesn't he ask why private detention centers knowingly overcrowd people causing disease outbreak. This whole thing started with "Oh no, the 9/11 terrorists must have come through Canada, let's secure our southern border" falsehood which started a hyperflow of immigrant crossings. The same people are making the same profits.
    Improve the economy on both sides to normalize immigration, set job exportation limits, and rebuild American worker unions.

  • PapaGallo 4 years ago

    How silly. Stupid white folk need no help from anyone to self destruct. You should thank the Almighty that every so often a "hoard" as you call them is willing to immigrate, take the crap from the lazy and comfy like you, and generate the wealth for the next 100 years. Our Latino values are exemplar. And to tag every "illegal immigrant" as a desease carrying criminal is really to show just how stupid, ignorant, bigoted, and low life white trash those who subscribe to this idiocy really are. You, Mr Gibson (and those who find your ideas acceptable) are so low in the totem pole of human values that you only get some sense of self worth by targeting some group you feel inferior to yourself to feel good. You can't stop us. You'll see just how powerful human dignity and cultural pride is.

  • VANESSA 4 years ago

    OUR GOVERNMENT IS SCREWED UP!!!!!!I ONLY HOPE THEY COME UP WITH A SOLUTION TO STOP AND DEPORT ALL THE ILLEGALS LIVING IN CALIFORNIA!THERE ARE WAY TO MANY AND THEY ARE REPRODUCING AT GREAT SPEED! WE NEED TO CUT OFF ALL GOVERNMENT BENEFITS THEY RECIEVE AND SHIP THEM OUT!! JUST BECAUSE THEIR KIDS ARE BORN HERE DOESN'T MEAN THEY SHOULD BE AMERICANS THATS RIDICULOUS AND THESE ALIENS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE!!HOW LONG IS THIS GOING TO GO ON!ITS CRAZY AND OBAMA NEEDS TO STOP FEELING SORRY FOR THEM AND CUT THEM OFF!LETS GIVE OUR TEACHERS BACK THEIR JOBS LETS GIVE US AMERICANS A CHANCE FOR A BETTER LIFE WERE THE ONES THAT ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMY WE JUST CANT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE ALL OF THE OPPURTUNITIES ARE GOING TO ILLEGALS!!THIS SYSTEM IS BACKWARDS AND THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!PLEASE OBAMA WAKE UP!!

  • FAIR-KOBACH 4 years ago

    MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND ARIZONA'S SB1070 LAW:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGOPMp0JZPE

  • 1111cb 4 years ago

    this TB thing is not fear mongering. The new strain is drug resistant and aggressive. It is shortsighted to deny anyone in this country free TB treatment. This is not just an immigration issue, its much broader- homeless, jail, drugs. But since TB is airborne- this is why the bills keep trying to cover public health issues which until you eliminate all these groups- needs to be dealt with or it comes back to us. But the political backlash from treating an illegal immigrant has caused this

  • vanessa 4 years ago

    to delaware bob and upstate girl I agree with you completely!!!!!hopefully this administration will get off there ASS and do something about the immigration polcy , doesn't look very promising but hopefully they will open their eyes before it's to late!!!I'm tired of talking about this and i'm also tired of working but in this country if your're not illegal you're not eligible for any kind of Benefits!!! how stupid!!!

  • Joe 4 years ago

    Venessa of CAPS LOCK ON fame is correct: We need to give our teachers their jobs back so she can learn the difference between "to" and "too" (and "two" presumably)!

    The article states "Chicago has a ‘sanctuary’ policy for illegal aliens, and consequently has a very large illegal population" What US city does not have a large 'illegal' population. The author continues to throw out the term 'santuary' policy throughout the article without once defining it. The author suggests that border states are 'hot-zones' of disease, but then goes on to point out 1 doctor in Chicago who came down with TB? Multi-drug resistant TB started in Siberian prisons, not Mexico, as can be seen by doing a google search on CDC TB Map.
    So, given the arguments in the article, combined with some actual facts, minus scare mongering, we should be limiting immigration from Russia!

  • Joe 4 years ago

    Venessa of CAPS LOCK ON fame is correct: We need to give our teachers their jobs back so she can learn the difference between "to" and "too" (and "two" presumably)!

    The article states "Chicago has a ‘sanctuary’ policy for illegal aliens, and consequently has a very large illegal population" What US city does not have a large 'illegal' population. The author continues to throw out the term 'santuary' policy throughout the article without once defining it. The author suggests that border states are 'hot-zones' of disease, but then goes on to point out 1 doctor in Chicago who came down with TB? Multi-drug resistant TB started in Siberian prisons, not Mexico, as can be seen by doing a google search on CDC TB Map.
    So, given the arguments in the article, combined with some actual facts, minus scare mongering, we should be limiting immigration from Russia!

  • fleeting fire 3 years ago

    Mr. Gibson is right in what he is saying. Ilegals are bringing our country down. They do bring diseases and they take jobs from Americans. They abuse our system, take food stamps, anchor babies, commit crimes, etc. We don't just get the good from this situation, the bad comes along with it. If they want to come to this country they should do it the legal way! And not all latinos are in favor of illegal immigration. We have laws in this country. Why should illegals not have to abide by the same laws that everyone else have to?

  • Mitzuka 3 years ago

    So what are the schools admin doing? Aren't they supposed to get immunization records prior to accepting any enrollees? If an enrollee came to the school w/o this, they will be referred to a clinic. If you have no insurance you have to pay. If you have no SN, you have to pay. But then again let's just blame all the misfortunesof this country to the illegal people here. Afterall they have no right and no voice...unlike the workers from those schools who are hardworking american citizen.

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