Illness and Disease Crisis at Border Reaches Pandemic Proportions

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According to highly-placed border authorities, half or more of insurgent aliens forcing themselves at the U.S.-Mexico border arrive in urgent need of medical care. The problem is unlike anything they have ever seen before. They confirm that many took ill before departing their home countries. (AP photo)

The Washington Times – Border authorities refer 50 people a day for urgent medical care, including tuberculosis, flu and even pregnant women about to give birth, a top official said Monday, saying it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

Most of those in need of care are children, and a staggering 28 percent are under age 5, dragged along for the trip by parents who in many cases are hoping to use the children as a shield against speedy deportation from the U.S.

The numbers were released after a full review was done of all children in the custody of Customs and Border Protection after two illegal-immigrant children died in U.S. hospitals in December.

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