Over 2,000 Migrants in Quarantine At Border for Diseases

Conservative Firing Line | 3/11/2019 | Staff
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As of March 7, there were 2, 287 migrants in quarantine in various ICE facilities around the nation, according to Reuters. From Mumps to Influenza, to chicken pox, there are communicable diseases at the border. And at least 50,000 detainees. No crisis there, right?

Diseases like Mumps and Chicken pox are highly contagious. While asymptomatic migrants are allowed to be moved around, authorities may not notice they are actually sick until someone comes down with an illness. That occurs even at facilities contracted to private companies like Pine Prairie.

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The first cases at Pine Prairie were detected in January in four migrants who had been recently transferred from the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Mississippi, according to internal emails.

Tallahatchie, run by private detention company CoreCivic, has had five confirmed cases of mumps and 18 cases of chicken pox since January, according to company spokeswoman Amanda Gilchrist. She said no one who was diagnosed was transferred out of the facility while the disease was active.

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Tallahatchie houses hundreds of migrants recently apprehended along the U.S.- Mexico border, ICE officials said.

On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters that changing demographics on the southwest border, with more immigrants from Central America traveling long distances, overwhelmed border officials and raised health concerns.

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