#1 DHS Calls CDC To Investigate Growing Number Of Sick Migrants by algernonpj 26.12.2018 18:02

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DHS Calls CDC To Investigate Growing Number Of Sick Migrants
11:18 AM 12/26/2018 | Politics
Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

TIJUANA, MEXICO - DECEMBER 15: Honduran migrants, part of a caravan of thousands attempting to reach the U.S., peer across the U.S.-Mexico border fence on December 15, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. Many in the caravan had planned to request political asylum in the United States after traveling more than 6 weeks from Central America. U.S. border officials only process a limited numbers of asylum cases per day, leaving many migrants to choose between crossing illegally or possibly waiting for months in shelters in Mexico for U.S. asylum hearings. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Honduran migrants, part of a caravan of thousands attempting to reach the U.S., peer across the U.S.-Mexico border fence on December 15, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A DHS official told reporters that “literally dozens” of sick migrants are being transported to hospitals across the border each day and that growing numbers of children showing illness are present in border patrol custody.

“We’re doing dozens of hospital trips every single day with children that have fevers or manifest other medical conditions,” CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told CBSNews Wednesday morning.

An official also told reporters that DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is requesting that Mexican authorities also investigate the living conditions of migrant holding camps across the border to see if that is the source of illness.

DHS officials revealed their concern during a phone call to discuss the plight of an 8-year-old Guatemalan child who died in border patrol custody Monday. The child’s death came just days after DHS also announced the death of a 7-year-old girl who died in mid-December. (RELATED: Fact Check: Was A 7-Year-Old Girl In Border Patrol Custody For A Week Before Dying Of Dehydration?)

The children’s deaths have brought intense scrutiny on the holding conditions and procedures of DHS, which says they are simply overburdened by thousands of daily illegal border crossings. A DHS official noted that, prior to these two incidents, border patrol had not lost a child in custody in over a decade. This was remarkable, they claimed, given the hundreds of thousands who have passed through its holding facilities in the interim period.

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#2 RE: DHS Calls CDC To Investigate Growing Number Of Sick Migrants by Cincinnatus 26.12.2018 19:23

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By all means let's allow these folks to come in as the Democrats wants. That way they can bring all their diseases with them so they can spread, and/or we get to pay for giving them medical treatments. Capital idea.

#3 RE: DHS Calls CDC To Investigate Growing Number Of Sick Migrants by Cincinnatus 26.12.2018 19:34

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The father of the Guatemalan child who died Christmas Eve denied further medical treatment from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents after the child vomited following an initial examination from doctors, a spokesman from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on a call to reporters Wednesday.

Government officials provided further details, including the startling disclosure of the father’s behavior, regarding the timeline of the child’s deteriorating condition. According to officials, the 8-year-old boy, Felipe Gomez Alonzo, was given multiple medical examinations by doctors before being released with prescription medications.

Following the child’s first discharge from the hospital, both he and the father were put into a temporary holding facility where agents were aware of the child’s illness and provided the child with his medication. A few hours after the father and boy entered the facility, the child complained of being nauseous and later vomited.

It was at this point the father declined further medical treatment for his son and told officials he “had been feeling better,” an official said.

During a subsequent welfare check, agents at the facility noticed the child’s condition and transported him to the hospital. The child later lost consciousness during transit and was eventually declared dead just before midnight.

Government officials did not comment on why exactly they think the father denied further treatment for his child, despite him exhibiting more severe symptoms.



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#4 RE: DHS Calls CDC To Investigate Growing Number Of Sick Migrants by algernonpj 27.12.2018 10:27

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Could this be why there once was health screening for immigrants and a place called Ellis Island ?

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