Please don’t rub my nose in the old story about racism and anti-immigrant feelings because it is very difficult for us to believe what is going on at our borders as the presidents of Central American nations and Mexico are enjoying themselves while we have to pick up the tab for their bills.
From October to June 15, 52,000 unaccompanied children were caught at the American side of the Mexican border. It is claimed that as many as 152,000 people have entered the United States and our government is doing NOTHING. Border Control agents have already experienced a rabies outbreak and now fear a host of new ailments could be imminent.
Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera told ABC 15 that they are starting to see chicken pox, MRSA staph infections and many different viruses. A spokesman at the Rio Grande facility said that agents do not screen children for diseases and are only responsible for processing them.
Zach Taylor, chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas that “Apparently, a significant amount of communicable disease is suspected by custodial and agent personnel.
What level of medical screening, if any, is being done is unknown. What the medical testing shows is likely not being shared with the agents. And, there are potential communicable diseases that the detainees will not be tested for unless individually requested by a medical officer, which is unlikely without acute symptoms.”
In the meantime those patrol officers are going home to their children spreading among them whatever viruses those Central American children brought with them and infecting their own children with only God-knows-what. Those children will go to school and infect others that have nothing to do with Border Patrol, Immigration or any other matter, and sooner than later half of the country will be facing an epidemic.
But, don’t worry about it; Obamacare will take care of it.
Consuls of two countries visited the facilities to see the conditions in which the children were living. The Honduran foreign minister, Mireya Aguero de Corrales, suggested minors from her country should be granted special status to stay in the United States on humanitarian grounds.
The consul of Honduras to Arizona, Tony Banegas, told KPHO-TV that children had complained about the food at the shelter. “This morning they switched to burritos, but they complained the eggs were cold. They complained they had a burrito but had to throw it in the trash,” Banegas said.
Those two consulate dignitaries should understand that nobody invited those children over and if the president of their country, Juan Orlando Hernandez, never did much for their benefit, and is now enjoying himself while attending the World Cup in Brazil, we are not obligated to perform his duties.
Children from Honduras and El Salvador were raised on tortillas and similar things. A burrito is made with flour tortillas, and now they want to come here and demand gourmet food from a menu?
Please, every president should take care of his own countrymen, especially the children.
Central American nations lament that economic development assistance has taken a back seat to immigration. They also denounce the emphasis on deportation, saying it results in the return of street gang members who then resume their acts of terror against law-abiding citizens in some of the poorest countries in the hemisphere.
That is not our problem. Those gang members are citizens of Central America and they belong in their own country.
The president of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, also renewed a call that had already been rejected for Guatemalans in the United States without proper visas to be granted “temporary protected status” allowing them to live and work here.
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, is also sending their children to us, as we don’t have enough problems of our own with unemployment, lousy economy, illnesses, veterans receiving the worst medical treatments in hospitals, and our freedoms disappearing per second.
There are over 2 million Salvadorans already in the United States. They are poised to pass Cubans as the third-largest Latino group in the United States, behind Mexicans and Puerto Ricans.
For God’s sake, that is almost a third of the entire population of El Salvador. Now, this exodus of children arriving in our country tells us that President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a left wing who was a guerrilla during the civil war, is already doing something very wrong.
They had their own election and they voted for a left wing individual; they now have their opportunity to rebuild their country, instead of coming here and demanding benefits from us.
What do they want now, Immigration Reform for 30 million people instead of the original 12 million?
Presidents Juan Orlando Hernandez (Honduas); Otto Perez Molina (Guatemala); Salvador Sanchez Ceren (El Salvador); and Enrique Peña Nieto (Mexico) wanted to be presidents. Well, it is time for them to get to work and protect the interest of their own countrymen.
We have enough here with the golfer we have.
Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.