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.
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.
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?
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