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This is a new phenomenon happening at the border. Children are being taken
to the border and crossing into America. Most are not accompanied by a parent.
The drug cartels are using these children to get drugs across.

What is going on? Why would the border patrol allow all these drugs, and
unaccompanied minors to be brought across the border?

The border patrol should be more proactive and set up stronger borders in
those areas to keep them out. This is a no brainer.

Drugs are not good for Americans. It is just as easy to ship those unaccompanied
minors back across the border as it is to ship them to other states.

How are we going to take care of minors? It requires a lifetime of commitment.
Any other country can borrow the trillions of dollars that we have borrowed
to take care of these children. America is not the Red Cross.

Where is our leadership when we need it? This has been happening without
any public recognition. Congress should act swiftly to stop this manipulation
of our country by the drug cartels. Get that border fence up now for heavens
sake.

Jun 9th new

Youths Facing Deportation to Be Given Legal Counsel

The Obama administration said Friday that it was starting a program to provide lawyers for children facing deportation as it scrambles to deal with the soaring number of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico.

Under the plan, the federal government will issue $2 million in grants to enroll about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children making their way through the immigration court system.

tinyurl.com
Jun 9th new

MCALLEN, TX - Theres a growing health concern with hundreds of illegal immigrants crossing over into southern Texas.

U.S. Border Patrol agents are worried that what's coming over into the U.S. could harm everyone.

This time the focus is not on the women and children that are crossing over in droves.

Agents are worrying about a viral outbreak.

We are sending people everywhere. The average person doesn't know what's going on down here, said Border Patrol agent and Rio Grande Valley Union representative Chris Cabrera.

Cabrera says agents are seeing illegal immigrants come over with contagious infections.

Detention centers and holding facilities have quarantined areas for those who come in sick. But Cabrera says the sick and healthy are separated only by caution tape.

There's been an outbreak of scabies that's been going on for the past month, Cabrera said.

Texas border resident Jorge Garcia says word about the contagious skin infection is getting around.

Our Border Patrol agents check on us all the time and they told us about the outbreak of scabies, Garcia said.

Cabrera says the sickness doesn't stop at scabies.

We are starting to see chicken pox, MRSA staph infections, we are starting to see different viruses, Cabrera said.

Garcia believes the viruses are not confined to the detention center. Not long ago, a group of border-crossers came knocking on his door.

It was a 7-month-old baby. It was shaking, it had a fever, Garcia said.

The Department of Homeland Security called in Coast Guard medics to help treat those who are sick. But Cabrera doesn't believe the federal government is doing enough. He says other Border Patrol agents have contracted scabies and he fears it will spread quickly.

It's contagious, we are transporting people to different parts of the state and different parts of the country, Cabrera said.

Just the fact we are exposed to it, and so is everyone here in south Texas, it's a great concern to us, Garcia said.

It's unclear how many were treated for illness.

DHS has denied all requests for interviews with doctors and medical staff treating sick immigrants. The agency has also turned down our request for a tour.

They only released this statement:

DHS has public health controls in place to minimize any possible health risks. Throughout the RGV Sector we are conducting public health screens on all incoming detainees to screen for any symptoms of contagious diseases of possible public health concern. U.S. Border Patrol has established Medical Units at its busiest border stations (McAllen, Weslaco, and Ft Brown) handling UAC. US Coast Guard medical teams are assisting with the screening process, and providing healthcare evaluations for the sick and injured.

Occupational health and safety guidance has been provided to for CBP personnel in the handling of subjects with signs of health-related symptoms. Our workforce has been provided and encouraged to use personal protective gear including latex or non-latex gloves, long-sleeve shirts, and to take precaution including frequent hand washing.

www.abc15.com
Jun 9th new
(quote) Marianne-100218 said:

This is a new phenomenon happening at the border. Children are being taken
to the border and crossing into America. Most are not accompanied by a parent.
The drug cartels are using these children to get drugs across.

What is going on? Why would the border patrol allow all these drugs, and
unaccompanied minors to be brought across the border?

The border patrol should be more proactive and set up stronger borders in
those areas to keep them out. This is a no brainer.

Drugs are not good for Americans. It is just as easy to ship those unaccompanied
minors back across the border as it is to ship them to other states.

How are we going to take care of minors? It requires a lifetime of commitment.
Any other country can borrow the trillions of dollars that we have borrowed
to take care of these children. America is not the Red Cross.

Where is our leadership when we need it? This has been happening without
any public recognition. Congress should act swiftly to stop this manipulation
of our country by the drug cartels. Get that border fence up now for heavens
sake.

These children are also in clear and present danger of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual slavery.
Jun 9th new
(quote) Nicole-1018166 said: These children are also in clear and present danger of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual slavery.
So true! Praying theheart
Jun 9th new
These children are being brought to Phoenix by the busloads, 700+ each day. They are sitting in our bus terminals with no food! Many have drug-resistant TB and use the bathroom facilities to wash ect. Now they are being bused to Nogales Arizona to be processed, which could take months. A government official from Guatemala was in Nogales this weekend collecting the names of the children so they can contact their family in Guatemala supposedly to send the children back. THIS IS INSANITY!! Why did they allow these children across the border? Supposedly additional children will be shipped to INS holding facilities in California and Oklahoma because Texas, and now AZ, facilities are full. Now the U.S. is using the Americorp program to pay for lawyers for these children....How can our President funnel money from a program that was meant for college students to illegal immigrants? Hopefully the numbers of unemployed lawyers will suddenly plummet as they scramble for this new job.
reclaimourrepublic.wordpress.com.
Jun 9th new
(quote) Nicole-1018166 said: These children are also in clear and present danger of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual slavery.
They were already being used for sexual slavery in their home country so it is the only thing they know.
Jun 9th new
The Praying majority of these children, which estimates for this year will be 90K,are fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, because of harsh conditions.Not drug running, It is a real tragedy.
Jun 9th new
(quote) Joan-529855 said: These children are being brought to Phoenix by the busloads, 700+ each day. They are sitting in our bus terminals with no food! Many have drug-resistant TB and use the bathroom facilities to wash ect. Now they are being bused to Nogales Arizona to be processed, which could take months. A government official from Guatemala was in Nogales this weekend collecting the names of the children so they can contact their family in Guatemala supposedly to send the children back. THIS IS INSANITY!! Why did they allow these children across the border? Supposedly additional children will be shipped to INS holding facilities in California and Oklahoma because Texas, and now AZ, facilities are full. Now the U.S. is using the Americorp program to pay for lawyers for these children....How can our President funnel money from a program that was meant for college students to illegal immigrants? Hopefully the numbers of unemployed lawyers will suddenly plummet as they scramble for this new job.
http://reclaimourrepublic.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/us-tax-dollars-buy-lawyers-for-illegal-immigrants...

All I can think of happening is our Government is going to warehouse
children in large buildings and feed, educate and raise them. And we are
going to pay for all this, instead of taking care of our Veterans. Reasonable?
I don't think so.

Jun 9th new
(quote) Charles-976166 said: The majority of these children, which estimates for this year will be 90K,are fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, because of harsh conditions.Not drug running, It is a real tragedy.
They said on the news that the drug runners drive them to the border.
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