As of today, 255 illegal minors, mostly from Central America, are being detained at the active-duty Army post at Fort Sill, Okla. Those numbers are the tip of the iceberg. Other military bases, which are still currently being used by active-duty U.S. troops, are being flooded with the undocumented children, suspected to reach numbers in excess of 50,000 in the next couple of months. Many of those children, mostly teenagers, have arrived diseased and worse, with gang affiliations.
Border Patrol officials in Texas have confirmed that many of the illegal teens are members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), a transnational criminal gang notorious for violence and revenge killings. In a Washington Times article, it was alleged that MS-13 members have been sent to Arizona to target U.S. Border Patrol agents.
The gang members are easily identifiable with their total face and body tattoos.
Border Patrol Agents have been instructed to treat gang-affiliated minors the same as the innocent children who have crossed the border. The scope of what to do with the undocumented gangs is beyond the “pay scale,” so to speak, of the local agents; it now rests at a federal level.
Chris Cabrera, one Texas Border agent has been very vocal about the gang members as well as the diseased immigrants. At the end of last week he reported seeing chickenpox, staph infections, multiple viruses, and scabies, all diseases he fears will run rampant inside the government facilities as they await a decision on repatriation.
Border Patrol agents hope the 3,458 cases of whooping cough that have hit California since the start of 2014, will be a wake-up call for the U.S. government. With the massive warehousing of unvaccinated children health concerns multiply for healthcare workers on the bases and nearby communities where infectious diseases are very likely to “jump the fence”.
Sen. Lindsey Graham sent this writer a note today regarding the immigration issue:
Our immigration system should provide an opportunity for people to come to the United States, work hard, and make a better life. Unfortunately, this is not how our current system works. We have a border that is not secure, visa programs that don't meet the needs of our economy, and a lack of commitment to enforce our laws.
Decades of failed policy have created a de facto amnesty allowing approximately 11 million people to live in the United States illegally, many of which have been here for years.
Without help from Congress on the immigration process, it’s estimated this massive influx of Latinos from Mexico this year alone could top 90,000.