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    One-third of migrants in caravan are being treated for health issues, Tijuana health official says

    By Lukas Mikelionis, Griff Jenkins | Fox News
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    Migrants who came with the caravan are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox and other serious health issues, Tijuana's Health Department warned on Thursday morning.

    The spokesman told Fox News that out of 6,000 migrants currently residing in the city, over a third of them (2,267) are being treated for health-related issues.

    There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS and four separate cases of chickenpox, the spokesman said.

    At least 101 migrants have lice and multiple instances of skin infections, the department’s data shows.

    There’s also a threat of Hepatitis outbreak due to unsanitary conditions, the spokesman said. The thousands of migrants are being sheltered at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico Port of Entry, despite the place being capable of providing for 1,000 people.

    The location also has only 35 portable bathrooms. A sign reading “No Spitting” was put up, as coughing and spitting by migrants are rampant in the shelter.

    Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Tuesday that the city has enough money to assist the migrants only for a few more days, with the city saying it’s spending around $30,000 a day.

    “We won’t compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana,” Gastelum said during a press conference. “We won’t raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today’s problem.”

    Amid the problems and dire living conditions, some migrants are reportedly self-deporting. Approximately 80 self-deported Tuesday while another 98 were deported by Mexican immigration officials for their involvement in Sunday’s demonstrations that turned violent.

    Others have chosen to accept offers of temporary work and asylum from Mexico, yet most still remain committed to entering the U.S.

    Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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    Did you see the below? Health issues here ...over 2,200 people in the group are suffering from serious health issues ...



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    Tuberculosis, Chicken Pox, HIV/AIDS: A Third of Caravan Migrants Have Serious Health Problems

    Over 2,267 people are being treated, Tijuana's data show

    By Lukas Mikelionis | Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Video at the page link

    Migrants who came with the caravan are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox and other serious health issues, Tijuana’s Health Department warned on Thursday morning.
    The spokesman told Fox News that out of 6,000 migrants currently residing in the city, over a third of them (2,267) are being treated for health-related issues.
    There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS and four separate cases of chickenpox, the spokesman said.
    At least 101 migrants have lice and multiple instances of skin infections, the department’s data shows.
    There’s also a threat of Hepatitis outbreak due to unsanitary conditions, the spokesman said.
    The thousands of migrants are being sheltered at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico Port of Entry, even though the place is capable of providing for 1,000 people.
    The location also has only 35 portable bathrooms.
    A sign reading “No Spitting” was put up, as coughing and spitting by caravan migrants are rampant in the shelter.
    Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Tuesday that the city has enough money to assist the migrants only for a few more days, with the city saying it’s spending around $30,000 a day.
    Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Tuesday that the city has enough money to assist the migrants only for a few more days, with the city saying it’s spending around $30,000 a day. “We won’t compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana. We won’t raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today’s problem.”
    “We won’t compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana,” Gastelum said during a press conference.

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    “We won’t raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today’s problem.”
    Amid the problems and dire living conditions, some migrants are reportedly self-deporting.
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    Approximately 80 self-deported Tuesday while another 98 were deported by Mexican immigration officials for their involvement in the Sunday demonstrations that turned violent.
    Other people have chosen to accept offers of temporary work and asylum from Mexico, yet most still remain committed to entering the United States.
    Related: America’s Immigration System Is Not Supposed to Function ‘Like a Charity’
    And check out this video:
    Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this Fox News report, which is used by permission.

    https://www.lifezette.com/2018/11/tu...AwV8s3vIgMao6U

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    HIV

    From 1993 until January 4, 2010, HIV was considered a ground of inadmissibility, meaning that HIV-positive foreign nationals could be denied short-term visas or applications for lawful permanent residence simply because of their HIV status. Fortunately, that discriminatory law came to an end in the beginning of 2010. HIV status can still be relevant to immigration cases, however, and Immigration Equality remains committed to working with HIV-positive foreign nationals and their families.

    Furthermore, HIV status may be a reason to be granted asylum in the U.S., or it may be used as an exception to the one year filing deadline in asylum cases. Anyone thinking about applying for asylum based on HIV status should review our asylum materials carefully and then consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
    Finally, as immigration detention grows, so do problems for HIV positive detainees. If you or a loved one are being denied appropriate HIV care in detention or are being mistreated in other ways, please let us know.

    The HIV Ban


    On January 4, 2010, the HIV ban on travel and immigration, which had been in place for two decades finally came to an end. With the end of the HIV ban, being HIV positive is no longer an automatic ground of “inadmissibility.” For foreign nationals seeking to enter as tourists or short-term visitors, being positive should not be an issue at all. For lawful permanent resident applicants, being HIV-positive could still affect USCIS’s determination about whether you are “likely to become a public charge.” While doctors will no longer perform an HIV antibody test as part of the medical examination, the doctor could ask questions about your overall health which could lead the doctor to conclude that you are HIV positive. While you may not have to volunteer information about your HIV status, you must always be honest with the doctor performing your medical exam. In addition, immigration and consular officials are permitted to take your health into account when determining whether you are likely to need government assistance, which can be a ground for denying a green card application.

    Historical Information and Links to Important Documents

    After a 60 day waiting period, the final regulations which were published by the Department of Health and Human Services on November 2, 2009, became law. The regulations remove HIV from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance,” meaning that anyone seeking to enter the U.S. as a visitor can now do so without having to disclose his or her HIV status. The regulations also remove the HIV testing requirement for lawful permanent resident applicants.

    As the lengthy bureaucratic process of publishing the regulations and issuing guidance on their implementation unfolded, there were several significant memoranda be issued by various U.S. government agencies about the end of the ban. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issued two memos about implementation of the end of the ban. On September 15, 2009 USCIS issued a memo which provided guidance on adjudicating cases before the January 4, 2010 change in the law. Specifically the memo instructed officers not to deny cases based solely on a person’s HIV-positive status, but rather to hold them in abeyance until the change in the law.

    On November 24, 2009, USCIS issued further guidance to its officers on adjudicating cases after January 4, 2010. Namely, the memo reiterates that HIV will no longer be a ground of inadmissibility, that waivers for individuals with HIV will no longer be required, that HIV anti-body testing will no longer be a part of the medical exam for lawful permanent resident applicants. It also provided that upon a motion with the proper fee, applications that were denied solely because the applicant was HIV positive after July 2, 2009 (the date that the final regulations were published) may be reopened.

    At long last, on December 17, 2009, the Department of State issued a Q and A explaining the end of the HIV ban. This is very important because individuals seeking visas abroad (either short-term or for permanent residence) must do so with U.S. consulates which are part of DOS, not USCIS. The guidance makes it clear that after January 4, 2010, HIV is no longer a reason to deny visas. However, if you are having any problems with your consulate, please let us know.

    Also, the Centers for Disease Control recently sent a letter to all doctors who conduct immigration medical exams. USCIS has updated the I-693 form to eliminate the box for HIV testing. Some doctors, however, may continue to use the old form. If they do, physicians are instructed not to test for HIV and to simply fill in “no longer required” in the box.

    The end of the HIV ban was the culmination of incredibly hard work by a broad coalition of immigration, HIV, LGBT and human rights organizations. Together, we mobilized over 23,000 comments in favor of lifting the ban and fewer than 550 comments against lifting the ban. Significantly, over 400 organizations submitted or signed onto comments calling for an end to the ban and there were no organizational comments that asked HHS to keep the ban in place. Immigration Equality was among the organizations that submitted comments in full support of the proposed regulations.

    None of this would have been possible without the leadership of Senators John Kerry and Gordon Smith and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who led the fight in Congress in 2008 to remove the statutory HIV ban.

    HIV-Based Immigration Applications


    On January 4, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) final regulations went into effect, removing HIV from its list of “communicable diseases of public health significance” and removing the HIV test from the routine medical exam for lawful permanent resident applicants.

    Do the new regulations ending the HIV ban have any effect on my HIV-based application for asylum or hardship-based application?

    No. An HIV-positive individual seeking asylum on that basis, is applying because he or she fears persecution in his or her country of origin based on being HIV-positive. The fact that the U.S. has now ended its own discriminatory immigration policy towards people with HIV is not relevant to whether or not an applicant will face persecution or hardship in his or her country of origin.

    Is it possible to get a “green card” based on the hardship I would face if I had to go back to my country because of my HIV-positive status?

    Prior to changes in the immigration law in 1996, it was possible for undocumented foreign nationals who had been in the U.S. for long periods of time and could prove extreme hardship if they would be deported to obtain legal permanent residence through “suspension of deportation.” That immigration benefit no longer exists. It was replaced by “cancellation of removal” which allows certain undocumented foreign nationals to obtain lawful permanent residence, but only if they can show extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship to their United States citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relatives; hardship to self is no longer recognized as a ground to gain lawful permanent residence.

    Is it possible to apply for asylum based on being HIV-positive?

    While the Board of Immigration Appeals has held that persecution because of sexual orientation can be a reason for asylum, there is no similar decision by an appeals court requiring asylum officers or immigration judges to consider HIV-related persecution as a basis for asylum. Nevertheless, there have been a few cases where individuals have been granted asylum solely because of their HIV status. In general to win asylum an individual must prove “persecution” not “hardship” so in most cases it would not be sufficient to show that HIV medication would not be available because the home country is economically under-developed. However, if you are a person living with HIV who fears mistreatment because of HIV related stigma in your country of origin, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney. There have been many asylum cases granted where the applicant makes a claim based both on being gay and being HIV-positive.
    To learn more please read the article on HIV-based asylum applications. Also, in 1996 INS issued a memo describing circumstances under which people living with HIV might qualify for asylum.

    I have AIDS and believe that if I am returned to my country where there is no treatment available, I will not live very long. Is there any humanitarian basis for me to stay in the U.S. and receive treatment?

    In very limited circumstances, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can grant “deferred action” status meaning that it gives permission for a foreign national to remain in the U.S. temporarily because of an extremely compelling humanitarian circumstance such as a late stage terminal illness. (Note that this form of “deferred action” is distinct from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, (“DACA,)” which is available to certain individuals who arrived in the United States as children and who meet other eligibility requirements.)

    Individuals lacking valid immigration status who apply for deferred action on this basis run a real risk that their requests will be denied, and that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will take steps to remove them from the United States.

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    There are diseases ALL over the world.

    WE cannot pay for 1 billion people on the planet's healthcare!

    They come here an infect us...not only do WE pay for their free healthcare...WE are left bankrupt to pay for our own because we do not get it FREE!

    GO HOME! LET YOUR GOVERNMENT FOOT THE BILL FOR YOU!
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    Fox News reported this morning that it's actually 60% of these people are being treated for respiratory illnesses, some already tested with TB, some with HIV/AIDS, some with Chicken Pox, and they fear a Hepatitis break-out due to the filth.

    SHUT DOWN ALL ASYLUM CLAIMS PROCESSING FROM THESE UNHEALTHY CARAVANS. This is a public health emergency and where in the hell is CDC??!!
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    Whoa.

    "There’s also a threat of Hepatitis outbreak due to unsanitary conditions..."

    REPORT: One-Third Of Migrant Caravan Sick: HIV, Tuberculosis, Chickenpox



    Mario Tama / Staff / Getty Images
    ByJoseph Curl @josephcurl
    November 29, 2018

    Thousands of migrants marched from Central America to the U.S. border over the last six weeks, but many of them are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox and other serious health issues — including HIV.
    Of the 6,000 migrants gathered in Tijuana just south of the U.S. border near San Diego, more than a third of them (2,267) are being treated for health-related issues, a spokesman for Tijuana's Health Department told Fox News.
    There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS and four separate cases of chickenpox, the spokesman said.
    At least 101 migrants have lice and multiple instances of skin infections, the department’s data shows.
    There’s also a threat of Hepatitis outbreak due to unsanitary conditions, the spokesman said. The thousands of migrants are being sheltered at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico Port of Entry, despite the place being capable of providing for 1,000 people.
    The location also has only 35 portable bathrooms. A sign reading “No Spitting” was put up, as coughing and spitting by migrants are rampant in the shelter.
    Meanwhile, the mayor of Tijuana said Tuesday that the city cannot afford to help the migrants that are there. “We won’t compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana,” Juan Manuel Gastelum said during a press conference, noting that the city is spending some $30,000 a day. "“We won’t raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today’s problem.”
    Hundreds of migrants stormed the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, and the U.S. Border Patrol's top San Diego agent said they shoved women and children to the front of the mob to use as human shields.
    "What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group – the caravan, as we call them – would push women and children to the front, and then begin, basically, rocking our agents,” Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said in a CNN interview.
    "Several agents were actually struck by rocks," Scott said, noting that three were injured.
    And President Trump's warning that the caravan included violent criminals was proven true, too.
    "You're going to find MS-13, you're going to find Middle Eastern, you're going to find everything," Trump said last week.
    "U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a member of the infamous Salvadoran MS-13 gang who admitted to authorities that he traveled with a caravan of Central American migrants who were hoping to qualify for asylum in America," National Review's Mairead McArdle reports.
    The member of the notoriously brutal gang, which is responsible for numerous violent murders in the U.S. over the last three decades, is 29-year-old Jose Villalobos-Jobel, a Honduran national who was arrested Saturday evening in U.S. territory east of the Calexico Port of Entry.
    He admitted to agents that he'd traveled with the caravan with the intention of entering the country illegally. Villalobos-Jobel "told agents he traveled to the United States border with a large group of people from Central America intending on filing for asylum in the United States," U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement about his arrest.

    Related: Trump Said Migrant Caravan Includes MS-13 Gang Members; Border Patrol Just Arrested One

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/38833...hKJRDcLtoVnh-E
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    NO ASYLUM, NO REFUGEES, NO TPS, NO ILLEGAL ALIENS FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS

    THEN EXTEND IT THROUGH 2019

    WE DEMAND A BREAK FROM THIS UNRELENTING INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY!
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    More than 1/3 of the foreign nationals in the caravan, some 2,200 of them are being treated for lice, scabies, chicken pox, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, and infections.



    Lice, hepatitis, TB, chicken pox, scabies plague a third of the caravan migrants – and now there's rain

    November 29, 2018
    By Monica Showalter

    As I write this from San Diego, the rain is pouring outside my window, a rare winter rain brought on by an offshore tropical storm blowing in from the west. It's heavy, dripping, dropping rain, and it's getting the entire region good. Normally, rain is a cause for rejoicing in these parts, because drought is the norm, and rain makes everything turn green.
    But you don't want to be out in that rain, which is where the Tijuana caravan migrants are, just south of San Diego, soaking up rain, mud, germs, cold, bacteria, viruses – and picking up diseases.
    Right now, it's happening in Tijuana, where 6,000 migrants are still camped out. Fox News reports that more than a third, some 2,200 of them are being treated for lice, scabies, chicken pox, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, and infections. The San Diego television press reported last night that measles has also been detected in the squalid encampment, where new caravans are arriving even as some pack up and go home.
    So much for the insistence from the left that the migrants are disease-free, and any concern about public health issues is easily explained as xenophobia, as Vox claimed. Boston Public Radio WGBH echo-chambered that in the true JournoList tradition of Vox founder Ezra Klein (it's as though they talk to each other, no?) seizing on the small discrepancy in a U.S. agent's claim about "smallpox" when he likely meant "chicken pox" – which sure enough, has turned up among the migrants.
    Such a phony, phony argument. With the latest Fox News report, these media claims did not age well.
    Nobody should be camping out in unsanitary conditions in that rain. What a vile group the caravan organizers are to allow such inhuman conditions to occur. Any public health official anywhere in the world could tell you that any time you move large groups of people without sanitation, housing, or basic necessities, you are going to get diseases spreading throughout that population. For the organizers, with their rabidly leftist desire to charge the border and break it down as new Che Guevaras, casualties are a mere detail. What's mass casualties compared to the glory of challenging Donald Trump at the gates to the American empire?
    And as the left continues to press Trump to allow the migrants in, the reality remains that to allow foreign nationals into the U.S. bearing chicken pox, hepatitis, measles, tuberculosis, infections, scabies, lice – and the whole plethora of new ailments that is sure to come of the plague of rain on Tijuana – is absolutely irresponsible, a recipe for spreading disease into the U.S. citizen population. In times past, Ellis Island screened out arriving immigrants for any sign of disease. Today, illegal immigration dispenses with that nicety, and all comers enter. Open borders means open disease, and for everyone. Mass illegal migration has since coincided with an amazing collection of new disease outbreaks now being seen in California, the nation's pestilence capital, and the home of a quarter of the nation's illegals. San Diego got a hepatitis outbreak. Los Angeles has typhus. Now there's a polio-like disease that Dr. Brian Joondeph raised questions about. Uncontrolled borders also correspond to the appearance of heretofore unknown diseases in the Los Angeles area, such as leprosy and chagas disease, the latter of which up until now had been primarily seen in Central America. What a coincidence.
    The rains are coming down hard now, and one can only pity the migrants who were such putty in the hands of these leftist organizers, and more are arriving. A third of them have got diseases now in their squalid camps, and with the rains pouring, that figure is going to grow exponentially.
    Image credit: Fox News, via YouTube, screen grab.


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