NY Times Blames Border Patrol For Illegals Showing Up With All Sorts Of Medical Problems

This is the primary focus story of the NY Times this morning, which looks like this

Let’s not forget, those children showed up sick after trekking thousands of miles with poor food, water, and sanitation. They were taken to the hospital when they were found to be sick. The doctors did all they could. But, the Times is casting blame at the Border Patrol.

Open Wounds, Head Injuries, Fever: Ailing Migrants Suffer at the Border

It was nearly 9 p.m., hours after the makeshift clinic for newly arrived migrants near the Mexican border in Texas was supposed to close, but the patients would not stop coming: A feverish teenager with a vile-smelling wound on his foot. A man with a head injury and bright red eyes. Children with fevers, coughs and colds.

Earlier in the day, a little girl named Nancy had been brought into the clinic with a cough and shaking chills. She had been vomiting, she said, and her spine hurt. An assistant took her temperature. “She’s got 104, almost 105,” she said.

The steady flow of migrants who arrived that night at the volunteer respite center operated by Catholic Charities here in the Rio Grande Valley had just been released by Customs and Border Protection after being apprehended near the border. The new arrivals had been in federal custody for up to 72 hours, but most had received no real medical attention — the volunteer physicians at the private clinic were the first doctors many had seen since crossing the border. (snip)

An average of 2,200 migrants a day are now crossing the nation’s 1,900-mile border with Mexico, many after grueling journeys that leave them injured, sick or badly dehydrated. Yet most of the nation’s Customs and Border Protection facilities along the border lack sufficient accommodations, staffing or procedures to thoroughly assess health needs or provide more than basic emergency care, a situation that has led to dangerous medical oversights. (snip)

A New York Times review of records and dozens of interviews with migrants, agents, researchers and health workers suggest that some of these deaths were not anomalies, but rather signs of entrenched problems that have repeatedly put detainees with medical conditions at risk.

In NY Times World, it is the fault of the Border Patrol that people are trekking thousands of miles, again, with poor food, little water, poor sanitation, and no medical care, typically showing up with medical issues. Apparently, the Border Patrol is supposed to take care of every one of these thousands of migrants which show up daily within seconds.

Perhaps if they weren’t showing up in massive numbers, with Democrats and all their groups enticing them to do, CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) wouldn’t have a tough time. Perhaps if they weren’t just showing up at the border, either legally and demanding entry or illegally by crossing the border, it wouldn’t be a problem. CPB is telling these people not to come in the first place.

Migrants crossing the border from Mexico may be injured scaling barriers, in vehicle accidents, by gunfire or from nearly drowning. They may be suffering from dehydration, heat exhaustion or communicable illnesses — from influenza to chickenpox — that often spread in conditions of close confinement, though none so far have presented what health officials regard as an unusual or alarming public health or infectious disease threat. Some require medications for chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet Border Patrol facilities until now have failed to provide comprehensive health screenings for those in their care. Medications — including lifesaving prescriptions for such conditions as asthma, heart disease and infant diarrhea — are routinely confiscated. Some migrants describe being left alone in concrete cells with broken bones and recent surgeries, their pain medication deeply inadequate.

Don’t come. You were told “don’t come.”

In the coming days, the agency is expected to announce significant changes related to the health of migrants, including policies requiring Border Patrol agents to conduct more thorough interviews of each migrant who is processed through the system, and to refer all those who need care to a medical provider.

The agency is also building a large new processing center in El Paso and adding $47 million to a private contract for migrant medical care.

The U.S. taxpayer is being forced to use money meant for U.S. citizens to deal with these illegals who show up with medical issues. How many citizens who are homeless could be fed and housed with this money? This long, long, long NYT article is all about putting the blame on CPB, rather than where it belongs: people showing up at the border with all these issues.

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2 Responses to “NY Times Blames Border Patrol For Illegals Showing Up With All Sorts Of Medical Problems”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Forget it Teach, it’s the Times. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  2. DanO says:

    as a resident of San Diego for the last 31+ years, the situation at the boarder has grown worse and is now out of control. I see it first hand everyday.
    the illegals are walking thru residential neighborhoods , day and night, stealing whatever they can
    ,crapping in the streets, in the daytime!! they are just being turned loose on us.
    time to leave California

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