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Florida: Eleven refugees entered the state with active TB since 2013

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 31, 2016

This is the next in a series of stunning refugee health reports from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.

We knew refugees were permitted to move to your towns and cities with latent Tuberculosis but had never heard that cases of active TB were arriving until Leahy began his series.


Most Americans are shocked to learn that we are still admitting tens of thousands of Cuban “refugees” each year with most going to Florida. Now to add insult to injury we learn that they are not screened for TB and some have arrived with an active form of the communicable disease. Photo:

Do you remember a few years ago the media was going berserk because one guy with active TB flew on a plane somewhere and the news media was going crazy trying to piece together information on where he had been and with whom he sat on the plane.

Well, just think about this, eleven cases were walking around Florida’s mostly Cuban community with active TB in the last couple of years.

So where is the mainstream media now?

Here is Leahy again in a very detailed account of the situation:

Eleven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were among more than 111,000 refugees who arrived in Florida during the three years between 2013 and 2015, according to a report the Florida Department of Health recently sent to Breitbart News.

Their active TB status was determined in medical screenings completed within 90 days of their arrival in the Sunshine State.

This news comes barely a week after Breitbart News reported that four refugees with active TB were sent to Indiana in 2015.


The vast majority of these refugees who arrived in Florida between 2013 and 2015–104,000 of the 111,000– came from Cuba under the “wet-foot, dry-foot policy,” the 1995 “amendment to the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act. . . [that] gives migrants from Cuba special treatment that no other group of refugees or immigrants receives… [and] puts Cubans who reach U.S. soil on a fast track to permanent residency,” as Dan Moffett reports.

Only a small percentage of these 104,000 Cuban refugees–an estimated total of 3,000–entered as “traditional arrival” refugees, the program through which approximately 70,000 refugees per year enter the United States from over 100 different countries.

If you are confused by the numbers, Leahy explains that the huge number of Cuban supposed “refugees” admitted to the US are given the same special treatment that regular refugees receive.  However, at least the regular refugees have some screening abroad while the Cubans do not.  They can literally walk around in your neighborhoods for weeks before they even get any health screening.

Continue reading here.

This is our 300th post in our ‘health issues’ category.  Some of Leahy’s earlier reports are archived there.

I wonder, are volunteers who work with refugees briefed by the resettlement contractor about what diseases, parasites etc. the refugees might be carrying?

8 Responses to “Florida: Eleven refugees entered the state with active TB since 2013”


    Here is a link for you, showing it is even worse than your video of a year ago. 1037 admitted. 2 stated they were Christians.

    Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 18:03:20 +0000 To:


    • Ann Corcoran said

      I posted that story early this morning, didn’t you get it? Are you a subscriber? I’m concerned that somehow wordpress is not sending posts out in a timely manner.


  2. sodiumpen said

    1st “Zika baby” with microcephaly born in New Jersey As she was born, in the USA, she is now an American citizen and will be taken care of by taxpayers in perpetuity. Her mother was “on vacation” from Honduras. This poses another interesting question as to how many other pregnant women, exposed to Zika, will come into the USA for birth (baby US citizenship) and permanent medical, etc. care?

    “The mother, who is 31 but whose name was not disclosed, contracted the Zika virus while in Honduras and was admitted to the emergency room at Hackensack on Friday while vacationing in the United States. Tuesday, doctors delivered her baby girl, who was born also with intestinal and visual issues.”


    • Ann Corcoran said

      You are exactly right. The first thing I thought of when I saw the news is …o.k. how many more of these women and their impaired children will we take care of!


  3. No one should be “fast tracked” into our country. Why are we still managing immigration according to standards that are clearly obsolete? there is no good reason that is beneficial to Americans to expedite adding to our population, especially since disease ridden immigrants are getting past our screening. When it comes to our nation’s health, caution should always be the first concern, not the foreigner’s preferences.


  4. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted:


    On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “This is the next in a series of stunning refugee > health reports from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart. We knew refugees > were permitted to move to your towns and cities with latent Tuberculosis > but had never heard that cases of active TB were arriving u” >


  5. Cases of drug resistant, and super drug resistant active TB have been waltzing through AZ, NM, TX, and CA, from Mexico for years, unchecked, along with things like Dengue fever, Chikungunkya, and a host of other things never before seen here, or eradicated a century ago in this nation, among them nutritional deficiency diseases. Where was the hysteria then? These people are destroying states’ medicaid budgets, costing tax payers astronomically, on top of the costs of Obamacare covering insane elective care. We cannot afford them, but Cloward-Pliven prevails:this is INTENTIONAL, to break our economy as well as our culture!


  6. kerberos616 said

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