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More than 2,000 people held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are being quarantined due to an outbreak of mumps and other diseases.

“As of March 7, 2019, there was a total of 2,287 detainees cohorted for exposure to a detainee with a contagious condition,” ICE spokesperson Brendan Raedy said in a statement, CNN reported.

In the past 12 months, there were health inspections in 51 ICE detention facilities nationwide for mumps, influenza and chickenpox, according to Raedy.

During this time period, there were 236 cases of mumps, 423 instances of influenza and 461 people with chickenpox in ICE custody.

“ICE takes very seriously the health, safety and welfare of those in our care. ICE is committed to ensuring the welfare of all those in the agency’s custody, including providing access to necessary and appropriate medical care,” Raedy said in a statement.

Last week, Texas officials announced that 186 patients, ranging in age from 13 to 66 years old, had been diagnosed with mumps in immigration detention facilities since October. Mumps is a virus primarily spread through mucus or saliva.

“They should be in isolation,” said Dr. David Persse of Houston’s public health authority.

“To some degree, this is foreseeable, because you’re bringing a lot of people and housing them in tight spaces for long periods,” Persse added.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress last week that many of the migrants detained at the border — who are coming primarily from Central America — have never seen a doctor or received immunizations.

“Migrants travel north from countries where poverty and disease are rampant, and their health can be aggravated by the physical toll of the journey,” he said.

“Many individuals we encounter may have never seen a doctor, received immunizations, or lived in sanitary conditions. Close quarters on trains and buses can hasten the spread of communicable diseases.”

According to CNN, CBP has requested additional medical support and is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather data about the infectious diseases of those in custody.

During testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, McAleenan corrected Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut who claimed that crossings at the southern border are at historic lows, therefore President Donald Trump was wrong to call it a national emergency.

“No senator, they’re not,” McAleenan said. “We are on pace for over 700,000 crossings this year. That’s closer to historic highs than historic lows.”

“That’s only if we get to 700,000,” Blumenthal countered.

McAleenan responded, “I think we have to confront what’s happened in these five months. Four months of 60,000 crossing illegally. Last month, 76,000 in February. We have not had a February like that in over a decade.”

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42 Comments

42 Comments

  1. Bonnie

    March 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Please get this border up and help these sick people go home. If necessary send them all south by bus and build that wall!

  2. Oscar Pearson

    March 13, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    And who is paying for all these illegals that are here?

    • Mary Murphy

      March 14, 2019 at 1:32 am

      Guess who–is paying for those ILLEGALS who are already here? I think you have already guessed that answer correctly. THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS!! OK, all you bleeding hearts out there. YOU PAY FOR THEM!! And don’t expect those of us who are retired and already had enough sense to try to live a life that allowed to work hard and set aside some funds to live on after our work years are past to pay for those who aren’t willing to pay their own way..

      • William stout

        March 14, 2019 at 10:58 am

        What bullshit. The feds say that undocumented pay 14 billion a year in taxes, and I watched the head of social security announce that undocumented have put 100 billion into SS in the last decade. ZERO tax rebates and no hope of drawing from Social security.

    • ON THE ROCK

      March 14, 2019 at 8:08 am

      SAID TO BE 385 BILLION DOLLARS SPENT ANNUALLY FOR THESE ILLEGALS. AND PELOSI AND SCHUMER BALK AT 5.7 BILLION DOLLARS FOR A WALL. A WALL WOULD DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE MONEY SPENT ON ILLEGALS AS THE NUMBERS OF THEM WOULD GO DOWN. IT WOULD PAY FOR ITSELF. STUPID STUPID DEMOCRATS.

    • Edie Sicher

      March 14, 2019 at 8:51 am

      we are!!!!! This is the Democrats dream !!!!

    • Veer Sarin

      March 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Taxes will be paid by American to these illegals

  3. John R. Pyles III

    March 13, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    yah gotta love schumer and pelosi

    • Bill

      March 13, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      Oh, no I don’t!!!!!

  4. Linda

    March 13, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Blumenthal is an idiot. Does he want the guy to have come back in a few months when we hit the actually number, and do this dog and pony show all over again, beg for help again? It will be too damned late. I am sick of these do nothing democrats and the republicans that slide like snakes over to their side to kiss ass.

    • Jerusha

      March 13, 2019 at 10:45 pm

      we gotta put up with Dick “I fought-in-Viet Nam” Blumenthal all the time here in CT now thanks to him and the new idiot governor we have we’re being taxed to death here……the latest thing they want to do is electronic tolls on all the major highways…..one electronic scanner EVERY SIX MILES! This is INSANE!

  5. Linda

    March 13, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Ship these people to California/New York and drop them in San Fran./Los Angeles/New York City breathing the same air as Pelosi, Waters and Schumer. They love illegals, especially those with infectious diseases.

  6. Mary

    March 13, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Unfortunately, we Americans are paying for all Illegals entering our country.
    Being forced by the Democrats. They’re DESTROYING our Country.
    It’s unfair to us. These Illegals get Freebies that they’re Not entitled to
    Yet we worked all our lives and get nothing in return.
    Social Security is Not an Entitlement.
    We deserve it as we paid into it.

    God help us.

    • William stout

      March 14, 2019 at 11:03 am

      Undocumented get zero freebies, zero welfare pay taxes and social security( with no returns), and the new GOP / trump proposed budget cuts your Sicial Security and Medicare, raises your taxes, cuts education, and gives more tax breaks to the super rich. You’re mad at the wrong people

      • Ed

        March 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

        Wow, a poster boy for “What Does Brainwashing Actually Do To You?”

      • Air Force Pilot

        March 14, 2019 at 11:30 pm

        Your facts are so WRONG!! Check your fact choice!

  7. Marlene deRonde

    March 13, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Build the Wall, Strong and Tall-!!!
    Thank You, President Trump-!!!

  8. Love our country

    March 13, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    We need a class action suit against the dem terrorists asap for treason and endangering Americans on purpose. They are trying to kill as many of us as possible however they can. We need to destroy them.

    • Donna White

      March 14, 2019 at 12:41 am

      I posted this on Instagram a week ago. I couldn’t agree with you more.

    • Tammy

      March 14, 2019 at 9:19 am

      Problem is dumbasses keep voting for them. The schools are brain washing kids and they only know what they are told. It isn’t until they get out into the real world and start paying for all the BS that the light bulb goes off for the smart ones. The dumb ones keep voting the dimwits in.Now the house passed HR 1…they no longer hide illegals are their voter base now they want to make it legal for them to vote. People who broke our laws to be here and don’t pay taxes….Talk about F-ed up!

  9. neo

    March 13, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Send ALL 2000 to live with in a few 100 feet of PIGlosi’s/ Schumre’s houses

  10. Peter Gaskin

    March 13, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    More American taxpayers money to support illegal immigrants that democrats want to roam America and cross borders to spread infectious diseases and they get their treatment free American citizens have to pay for their medical treatment and its a fact that medical treatment is one of the most expensive things in life American citizens die waiting for treatment but illegal immigrants and refugees get it all for free democrats looking after illegal immigrants before caring about American born citizens who pay taxes and also pay politicians wages unbelievable

  11. Grace Joy

    March 14, 2019 at 12:32 am

    I think Omar, AOC, & Tlaib should go down there & interview all these people. Spend a few days with them to make sure they’re OK. ASAP.

  12. Proud vet

    March 14, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Complements of AOC and her communist cohorts in the communist a.k.a. Democrat party. They will do anything to bring down America!

  13. LST

    March 14, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Invading cockroaches are trying to kill us, but too bad they don’t kill off the democrat traitors instead. BUILD THAT WALL NOW!!!!!!

  14. Lisa Balla Millar

    March 14, 2019 at 3:41 am

    These illegals should be kept on the Mexican side and not the US. We shouldn’t be liable for their healthcare as there are many citizens here that need it. Send them back before they start contaminated the rest of us.These stupid people aawho are for them coming in should be made to pay for it out of their own personal pocket. Those of us who are against it should not have to pay for it with our taxes. Its like paying for my neighbors health and rent.

    • Rocky

      March 14, 2019 at 7:22 am

      What kind of a government would put the health and welfare of illegal aliens over those of it’s own citizens? WE are living in it thanks to BOTH political parties ! Both want illegals here for various reasons, our last 5 Presidents refused to enforce our immigration laws while we sat by on our apathetic rear ends and watched them do it.
      The fact are still sitting by and allowing government to do this to us speaks volumes. Not much you can do to help a nation that continues to import it’s own killers.

  15. Johnygood

    March 14, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Do NOT let them in in the first place. Back into Mexico. Send them back. We should not have to pay their medical bills.

  16. William

    March 14, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Send these infected invaders back! Pelosi and Schumer can kiss my old ass!!!!

  17. Crystal Bradford

    March 14, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Democrats care less about Americans! The bastards only want to protect their corrupt deep state selves with illegal votes from these people. Pelosi lives behind walls like all the rest of the hypocrites while the average American has to deal with their crime, diseases, welfare, food stamp and housing. The democrats LIE about the numbers which is part of their propaganda and fake news agenda. I hope they all get voted out in the future.

  18. abolishliberals

    March 14, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Hey Hollywood, instead of paying all this bribe money to get your children into college, hows about putting it where your big fat liberal mouths are and help these border people get back home?

  19. Ganny

    March 14, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I think right now the President should make it mandatory that every democrat and republican that doesn’t think this is a crisis, go there and care for these poor sick people. They are using our taxpayer money our healthcare money and any other dollar they can get their hands on from us to pay for this. And our children are getting sick and with the rotten healthcare we have we get nothing. Let the democrats give their paychecks to take care if this mess.

  20. Rick

    March 14, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Send them all to Hollywood and the Governor’s residence..

  21. Milissa

    March 14, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Blumenthal should go to Mexico and see for himself. It would be refreshing for him to talk about being in another country and have it be true. Connecticut is peopled with idiots that keep sending this liar back to DC.

  22. William stout

    March 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Is anyone paying attention? Obama deported more than any other president. Trump is NOT deporting; hes putting people in unsafe ” camps ( private prisons”) owned by his friends, and WE are paying up to $700 daily for each detainee. Aren’t you tired of his lies and bullshit yet?

  23. Kevin

    March 14, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    @William Dumb Ass
    Stop with your lies! The problem with Communist Democrats such as yourself, is the lies!
    Your trying to spread lies and nonsense we see thru
    The Propaganda you low life people are trying to sell.
    Stop you are a liar!

  24. Frank Campo

    March 14, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    No, No, No. Put them on buses and take them to Beverly Hills. The governors house, Hollywood. Let’s not waste a good thing.

  25. Henry

    March 14, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Diseases America wiped out decades ago will be back in rare form.

  26. Mary Johnson

    March 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    By not letting the wall be built and by letting these people into the country the Democrats are committing treason. They took an oath to protect the American people and still they do not want to uphold their oaths.

  27. Rebecca Holstine

    March 15, 2019 at 12:39 am

    William Stout, I don’t know where you live or what world you live in but down here in NM they get all the benefits. They get released and then are put in housing that our poorest citizens need. They get food stamps and welfare. They get free medical care, the emergency rooms are full every day. The kids are filling up the schools and we have to hire more teacher to teach them English. That takes money the school needs for other things. Do you think some great white leader in the sky provides for them..They are not left in the streets to starve. So yes we are taking care of them. If the men do get a job, they do not pay taxes, they get paid under the table mostly. And not only do they not pay taxes, they get paid that way so they don’t lose their benefits.

  28. MICHAEL MCPOLAND

    March 15, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    DEPORT all the illegals. Put the National Guard and military reserves on the border and let the Border Patrol do the job of stopping the ILLEGALS> Build the wall or there just might be some violence.

  29. ELINOR ANN DEMENDONCA

    March 18, 2019 at 11:05 am

    So sad, we have vaccinations to thwart these diseases our citizens are being placed in contact with but we even have super liberal “Mothers” who refuse to vaccinate. We are spiraling downhill into the swamps. THE BORDER WALL MUST BE BUILT. PLEASE OPEN YOUR MINDS LIBERALS: 6 OR 7 BILLION TO BUILD AND 60 OR 70 BILLION TO FEED, CLOTHE, HOUSE, EDUCATE, AND PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE FOR THE LEECHES TO OUR SOCIETY. THEY ARE BRINGING DISEASE, POVERTY, IGNORANCE, CRIME, IMMORALITY, CHEATING, DISHONESTY WITH THEM.

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