Refugee Resettlement Watch

Will Starbucks test new refugee employees for TB (San Diego off the charts)?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 10, 2017

Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart called Starbucks to see if new refugee hires (see my post earlier) will be tested for TB as part of their employment screening. Surprise! No response!

From Breitbart:

Starbucks held a hiring event exclusively for refugees in El Cajon, California on Tuesday, part of its recently announced commitment to hire more than 10,000 refugees over the next five years.

See NBC7 report here about the event at the IRC office. Afghans, Syrians, and Somalis will be making your coffees. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california/Starbucks-Holds-Refugee-Hiring-Event-in-El-Cajon–439292923.html

El Cajon is located in San Diego County, where more than 20,000 refugees have have been resettled by the federal government in the past nine and a half years since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2008.

A 2013 study from a research team led by Dr. Timothy Rodwell, “an associate professor and physician in the Division of Global Health at UCSD [University of California at San Diego]” that “analyzed data from LTBI [latent tuberculosis infection] screening results of 4,280 refugees resettled in San Diego County between January 2010 and October 2012,” noted that “San Diego County, in California, is a leading refugee resettlement site, and it also has one of the highest rates of active TB in the country, with an incidence rate of 8.4 cases per 100 000 people in 2011.”

[….]

In other words, the incidence of active TB among the 4,280 refugees who were resettled in San Diego County between January 2010 and October 2012 was 327 per 100,000, more than 100 times greater than the incidence of active TB among the entire population of the United States in 2016.

Wow! I didn’t know this next bit!  Refugee contractors*** repeatedly tell the public that only those with latent TB are admitted to the US, but even if that is all we are admitting, that is still a risk for public health.

About four percent of the entire population of the United States tests positive for latent TB infection. Around 10 percent of those with LTBI will develop active TB at some point in their lives. The triggering mechanism to activate latent TB is not entirely understood, but high levels of stress, crowded living situations, poor public health practices, the presence of other diseases that lower the immune system, and behavioral conduct–such as smoking–appear to increase the chances of activation.

The 21.4 percent of refugees in the San Diego County study who tested positive for latent TB infection is about five times the national average.

Breitbart News contacted Starbucks to learn if their refugee hiring process will include mandatory testing for latent and active TB, but has not received a response.

Of course not!

Continue reading here.

See my ‘health issues’ category with hundreds of posts on refugee health problems including mental health issues.

For those who ask me all the time—what can I do?  Write to the White House and tell the Prez to tighten up admission requirements for migrants with communicable diseases.  If terrorism doesn’t scare you, TB might!

*That video.  After I watched the video linked under screen shot photo above, I kept getting an error message when attempting to open the link.  I hope that doesn’t happen for you. If it does, search for: ‘Starbucks holds hiring event for refugees’ and it should be listed for NBC.

*** For new readers, the International Rescue Committee is one of the Federal contractors/middlemen/employment agencies/propagandists/lobbyists/community organizers? paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities listed below.  Under the nine major contractors are hundreds of subcontractors.

The contractors income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US, but they also receive myriad grants to service their “New Americans.”

If you are a good-hearted soul and think refugee resettlement is all about humanitarianism, think again! Big businesses/global corporations like Starbucks depend on the free flow of cheap (some call it slave) labor.

And, I have a question for you:  As a volunteer are you given instructions on how to spot communicable diseases like TB in the refugee community you are helping? (See symptoms at left).

The only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove these contractors/Leftwing activists/big business head hunters from the process.

10 Responses to “Will Starbucks test new refugee employees for TB (San Diego off the charts)?”

  1. I hope Not !! & I hope all Clintonistas & Antifa patronoze Star Buck !

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  2. janeburrow4537 said

    boycott starbucks, I was never there and I will never go there.

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    • I agree with you. to prevent contracting TB or other infectious diseases just boycott Starbucks. You know they won’t test them for TB as that would invade their privacy. I also stated that they need to test these invaders for HIV Aids and HCV. Since they come herre and gang rape children and women they need to be tested for stds and must keep a record of the tests. Maybe on a dog collar or wrist band. The tests should be done every 6 months and new medal put onto the collar or wrist band. Sorry but they are raping Americans and Europeans and until that behavior stops, if ever, they should be tested and tests made public.

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  3. sturandot13 said

    A question: since the minimum wage in California is now $15/hr., how can any of the corporations that want “refugee” labor pay refugees any less than the going rate? Is there a “loophole” in the law somewhere that allows them to bypass the minimum wage requirements?

    BTW, I would be more concerned about having fecal coliform bacteria on – or in – my coffee cup than I would be about TB, knowing where most of these so-called “refugees” are coming from. (But I needn’t worry. I hate Starbucks coffee anyway. It always tastes burnt.)

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  4. Isn’t a corporate commitment to hiring refugees a violation of anti-discrimination law? Discrimination on the basis of “national origin” is forbidden last time I checked. This cuts both ways.

    Lawsuit anyone?

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Interesting point!

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    • As long as the refugee is black or Muslim that is OK and if the job applicant is white, it is OK, fine and dandy to discriminate. Now if the other way around the protected job applicant refugee is white, and the prospective job applicant who won’;t get a job is black, then it will be illegal. As long as the discrimination is against white people, it is OK and that is political correctness.

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      • I agree that it’s being used like that, but I’d like to see a sharp lawyer file suit. The left’s defenses point right; their guns don’t turn the other way.

        Aqaba…

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  5. thetinfoilhatsociety said

    They need chest X-rays. I test positive for TB via the skin test, and I have since I was 8. I do not, and have never had, TB. What I do have is an allergy to the TB serum they use to give the test. I don’t have a classic reaction, I have a serum reaction. The last time I had the test was in 1995, my entire arm to my armpit swelled and turned red. My fingers looked like sausages. I was told to never get the test again. It’s possible that testing health care workers yearly as is currently done contributed to this.

    Many other nations give BCG immunizations against TB. Our TB test causes a false positive in individuals who have had the series. The only way to know for sure if they have TB is a chest Xray.

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  6. Holding a starbucks cup in your hand is the same as holding an “L” to your forehead.

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