Obama’s Illegal Alien Amnesty Leading to Spread of Infectious Diseases

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Obama’s premature amnesty is having all sorts of consequences. The flood of migrants trying to reach amnesty is also carrying with it disease.

The talk of amnesty by Democrats and Republicans has contrived to create a disastrous refugee crisis similar to Europe. And we are only seeing some of the initial consequences of that now.

There’s 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.

Agents are worrying about a viral outbreak.

Border Patrol agent Chris 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. He says other Border Patrol agents have contracted scabies and he fears it will spread quickly.

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.

This is how epidemics get started. First it’s the small stuff and then it gets more and more serious.

And this is what happens when a government stops caring about the interests of its people and focuses only on a fanatical ideological agenda and selfish sectarian interests.

  • Aurelius

    I’ve also heard that diseases previously wiped out in the US such as TB are being brought into the country by immigrants and that the diseases are of a new, drug resistant, strain. A new form of Polio could be brought in as well. Leprosy could appear.

    There are a host of issues and unintended consequences involved with immigration. These are mostly ignored by those in control of immigration services throughout the West. Cheap labor and the blessings of diversity are all that counts with those in charge of protecting their own people and nations.

    • Marsha

      Think twice about eating out at various ethnic restaurants, stay out of hospitals if humanly possible, avoid La Raza-type rallies, if you have children in school …. uh, sorry. Keep up on their vaccinations?

      • laura r

        who do you think is in the kitchen in ALL restaurants? 5star & all the way down. do you think they had health checks ups? think again.

      • laura r

        who do you think is working in hospitals cleaning? who do you think works in airports? as for restaurants, only eat well cooked food. then again who do you think sets the table & handles the silver wear? touches the glasses? that means you have to restrict yourself to a family run place, or a small 4 expensive place where they hire actors/students. i never ever use a glass, i have a bottle of my own water & drink from that. anywhere in the world, even if there are no 3 worlders.

        • Ban Liberals

          Who makes your bed in the 5-star hotels?

          • laura r

            illegals i suppose. when i have stayed @ hotels, i skip the bedmaking like 1/2 of the time. dont like like people around, & i dont let anyone in while im not there. it’s the RESTAURANTS & hospitals which are more dangerous.

      • laura ann

        We rarely eat out and when we do it’s a mom and pop type place. Be extra careful everyone, where you eat out and stay out of crowds where germs spread. If things get worse people will quit eating out or going to movies, etc.

    • Ban Liberals

      Think this is bad? Wait for the first case of SMALLPOX!

    • SFTOBEY

      Leprosy – a.k.a. “Hansen’s Disease” – has already appeared here, along with such others as “Chagas Disease”, Dengue Fever, Cholera, Malaria, Rubella, West Nile Virus and assorted Hepatitis variants. Be very careful where you decide to eat out – if you still do. And be VERY careful where you try to find lodging.

    • John Kinory

      What “blessings” of diversity?

  • Ban Liberals

    CDC silent.

    • CowboyUp

      I bet the AMA is as well

      • Ban Liberals

        Excellent point. Of course!

  • laura r

    the poor in mex/central america can live in filthy conditions. no more said.

    • Bon Crosby

      Their countries are responsible for the conditons they live in. Greed and corruption. It is sad. We are not the reason they live that way but we can’t afford to pay for all of the poor people in the world. I wish we could.

  • GSR

    All part of the general leftist plan to “de-White” the conservative-leaning parts of the country. Import a new population. One that is dirt poor, needing government social programs and who support and vote overwhelmingly liberal/progressive/Democrat. There are precious few GOPers willing to even discuss immigration enforcement anymore. What does that tell you?

    • John Kinory

      I think you mean ‘liberal’. Most of those are reactionary racists.

    • pete

      that the GOP has been extensively infiltrated by the democrats. or maybe they’re just plain LIARS that ‘evolve’ when they get to DC.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Not unusual here to have a small outbreak of pertussis, TB, Measles
    from Illegals.
    The major problem especially now are the overwhelming number of illegals are from Latin – South America not Mexico.

    • GSR

      The overwhelming problem is numbers – period. Legal & illegal, from anywhere and everywhere. Quantity has a quality all to itself. The ultimate question all liberals/progressives and many right of center so called “conservatives” is…..just how many people are we going to accept? And why? What is the real purpose of endless high immigration? Most Americans, roughly 70% want all immigration reduced. Does the government class simply continue to ignore the will of the people?

      • Erudite Mavin

        I am sitting 15 miles north from the largest and busiest border crossing in the world, San Diego – Tijuana.

        Obama signed his 2012 Executive Order for the Dream Act amnesty so here it is full blown.

        Too bad the all or nothing pures who sat at home election day and third party voters enabled Obama’s presidency.

        Obviously this and Obama’s long list of disasters and scandals

        didn’t matter to this crowd.

        As far as the illegal immigration issue, Republicans are not on board, that train, the dimwit who does push it is Rand Paul,

        The Rand Paul Evolution: Rand Paul calls for ‘path to citizenship’ for illegals

        By Rosalind S. Helderman, Published: March 19, 2013

        Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a conservative tea party icon and possible 2016 presidential contender, endorsed an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that would allow the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants to obtain legalized status.

        “Immigration will not occur until conservative
        Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution.

        Rand’s dad Ron Paul when in congress voted against every bill that would fence the borders.
        The Paul’s are libertarians, not Conservative..
        They and their kind are they type who are just as responsible as the Democrats for Obama.

      • John Kinory

        Well, yes – the rich political class in the USA seems to be a carbon copy of the one in Great Britain. They don’t mind endless illegal and legal immigration; in fact, they encourage it (the so-called “Labour” government encouraged it disastrously between 1997-2010). They increase their voter base, they get cheap cleaners for their mansions, and they are completely insulated from the negative effects that the rest of us have to suffer.

  • Americana

    MRSA is already endemic all over the U.S. It started w/farmers and inside hospitals and it’s spread to the general population. A huge percentage of the population is infected w/MRSA and other drug-resistant bacteria. The drug-resistant forms of TB are also being brought back from tourists who go to high-TB infection rate countries. I’d worry about both our regular citizens as well as the illegal aliens. I don’t believe the Immigration and Naturalization folks are ignorant of these illnesses from the various regions. In fact, I thought to be cleared for citizenship you needed to prove yourself free of TB and a few other diseases. Off to check… Of course, that’s for LEGAL ALIENS who are applying for legitimate work or residence visas or naturalization. The illegal aliens aren’t forced to submit to any health checks unless they’re interdicted by the INS or LE.

    • John Kinory

      A relative of mine by marriage, in Chicago, effectively died from MRSA last year.

  • cheechakos

    One of the most striking problems with illegal immigration to the United States is the diseases that immigrants bring.
    New and eliminated diseases are being reintroduced into the United States.

    These include cholera,mumps, measles,chicken pox, rubella, polio, influenza type B, hepatitis B,C & E, diphtheria, antibiotic resistant tuberculosis (TB), plague, leprosy, smallpox, malaria (yellow fever),scabies,bedbugs, pertussis,MERS and viral hemorrhagic fevers.
    Among these fevers are Lassa, Marburg, Eboli, Crimea-Congo, South American, and others not yet isolated or named.
    Add to these, SARS and antibiotic resistant sexually transmitted diseases.

    http://nowewont.ning.com/profiles/blogs/diseases-brought-into-america
    http://www.newswithviews.com/Cosman/madeleine3.htm
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/illegals-bringing-drug-resistant-tb-to-u-s/
    http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_32135.php
    http://www.sunray22b.net/illegal_immigrants_import_diseas.htm
    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/illegal-aliens-bringing-60-percent-lethal-drug-resistant-tb-to-the-united-states/
    http://www.abc15.com/news/national/immigrants-bringing-diseases-across-border

  • jakespoon

    Diversity,America.We obviously don’t have enough leprosy or black death in this country.

  • Dave Francis

    Relating to
    searing issue of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, the polls have been cleverly manipulated
    to look good for approval of AMNESTY.
    It’s a downright, barefaced lie. The question to ask what should be done
    about illegal aliens, not IMMIGRANTS. Legal immigrants didn’t break the law, to
    cross from Mexico or steal into America as a tourist or others of foreign
    status. We have no satisfactory instrument except with limits the E-Verify
    system, to check on employers who use illegal alien labor, but better still a
    National ID card for every citizen to vote and prove their identity? TWO
    BILLION DOLLARS WOULD PAY FOR THAT, EXEMPTING NO US CITIZEN. Fraudulent voting has
    been kept under the covers by Democrats, even when that incorrigible ACORN
    organization was taken to court. I have said before the promise to build the
    DOUBLE LAYER FENCES at the border has been stealthily kept from a real vote in
    Congress? That the millions who arrive
    here every day as tourists or another foreign status, are no better then an
    illegal alien after their visa it’s expired. It’s been absolutely a cleverly arranged
    CONSPIRACY to null the people into thinking that our politicians are enforcing
    the laws. Neither Obama’s henchman or Republicans and even prior to this
    president has ignored the peoples voice to build the real barrier stop more
    impoverished, illiterate, people from swarming in like locusts ready to feed of
    the people’s financial SAFETY NET. AT SOME AREAS OF THE FENCE , ILLEGAL ALIENS
    ARE WAVING DOWN OFFICERS TO DETAIN THEM SO THEY CAN STAY UNDER THE OBAMA
    DIRECTIVE. There are thousands of miles with enormous gaps in the single fence
    and not enough U.S. border guards to stop the tsunami that keeps on coming.

    Why not
    put the troops who come home from the wars who cannot find a job to uphold our
    sovereignty along the borders. Armed if necessary? This President Obama has
    allowed millions to enter America, because that’s what the Democrats
    want? That’s what the Republican insiders want; more votes for the White House;
    more cheap labor from the GOP. Both have an agenda that doesn’t include the
    people; our poor; the legal Hispanics, black Africans, Whites, Asians—who are
    low wage earners and would seriously suffer if foreigners were given amnesty
    and a Pathway to citizenship.

    From the
    beginning the Obama administration has done nothing but lied to the U.S. population about enforcing our
    laws. But now we have seen a convergence of thousands of pitiful children from
    mostly South American countries. I am
    sure their parents were encouraged by the big mouth of Obama’s officials that
    Amnesty was in the air. Loud and clear to parents who used their offspring as
    pawns, knowing full well Americans would house them feed them and keep them
    safe. A very clever ploy, because once the kids were accepted, the parents
    could follow on and gain a foothold, just like in the chain migration that has
    costs probably trillions of dollars over the years, just like “anchor babies”.

    The
    Tea Party is the only one fighting for you. We have watched Obama dismantle America piece by piece and now
    he’s giving terrorists a free pass to attack us. His foreign policy is
    laughable, and we should not cutting back on troops or national defense. We
    must get him OUT before that happens and restore order. The Tea Party is the
    only one fighting for you. We need to get rid of the Democrats. We need to get rid of the
    Republicans that ignore the will of the people. We don’t want more lawyers, we
    should demand business men, and Tea Party academics and average citizens that
    can do the job; not become career lawmakers who a brought by special interests.
    The majority in Congress are stealing our children’s future. WARN CONGRESS
    WE MEAN BUSINESS WITH A PINK SLIP: Yesterday stunned the Republican grand old
    men, when Majority Leader Eric Holder of Virginia fell to an ordinary (TEA
    PARTY) citizen Dave Brat. It’s time to shake up
    Congress good and hard. We need to light such a fire that politicians are
    running scared. Our own elected officials have allowed our Constitution to be
    trashed.

    They
    have allowed Obama to run the office of the President of the United States like an emperor—letting
    illegal aliens flow in, giving away US sovereignty and they
    just looked on and gave him the uncontrolled free reign to do so. Send them a
    message today that will shake them to their core: “WE’VE HAD ENOUGH!
    YOU BETRAYED AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS. WE
    TRUSTED YOU AND YOU LIED. GET READY TO BE FIRED UNLESS YOU START TO FOLLOW OUR
    CONSTITUTION NOW! Do you want us to keep fighting for what our Founding Fathers
    believed in; for the Constitution they set forth…for our freedom, liberty and
    justice? If you believe in America then believe in the
    Tea Party and support our efforts. We count on America’s grassroots to
    support our vast efforts—phone calls, emails, faxes, petitions, rallies,
    protests and more. Be decisive and remove the liars, betrayers and vote TEA
    PARTY. Their agenda: Abolish the IRS and institute a fair and equitable tax,
    with no corporate welfare or special interest privileges. The TEA PARTY will
    end the illegal alien invasion and build the real fence and stop Obama’s
    giveaway of food stamps, health care and low income housing to foreign
    nationals. Return us to the edicts of the U.S. constitution and
    shrink bloated government; abolish the Dept of Education, Environmental
    Protection Agency and place it in the hands of the individual States. ITS TIME WE HAD POLITICIANS TO GROW A
    BACKBONE AND IMPEACH PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR HIS CRIMINAL ESCAPADES AND UNDERMINING
    CONGRESS USING THE IRS AND DIFFERENT AGENCIES TO DO HIS DIRTY WORK.

  • jjwestP07

    The presidents of Guatemala and Mexico met to announce a new policy of making it easier and more orderly for citizens of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras to travel through Mexico to the United States. This “Safe Passage” program will create a 72 hour window for Central Americans to transit Mexico to try to get into the United States. This is clearly a bad neighbor policy. (Thank You Biden)
    This week, of course, President Obama was busy shooting pool, ordering pizza, and shaking hands with a man in a horse mask. How could we ask him to pay attention to the alliance of Guatemala and Mexico against the United States?