10 Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Minors Diagnosed With TB

Melanie Hunter

From January through September, 10 of the unaccompanied minors detained while attempting to illegally enter the United States across the Mexican border were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB), according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

The children were ultimately allowed to stay in the United States.

“The children were isolated and treated; after being rendered non-infectious, all ten were released to verified sponsors in the U.S.,” said ORR spokesman Kenneth Wolfe in an emailed response when CNSNews.com asked if any – and if so, how many – of the unaccompanied minors were tested for TB or enterovirus 68.

“The respective local health department connects with the health department in the city in which the child is released through the inter-jurisdictional TB notification system, and our Office of Refugee Resettlement also notifies the state. Then, the local TB control program follows up with the child and family,” said Wolfe…



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Update: The Enterovirus D68 and President Obama’s Executive Order #13295…

…Immediately we knew a few things. First, we knew it wasn’t a surprise. Second, we know this administration never lets a crisis go to waste. The UAC crisis was soon framed as a ‘humanitarian crisis’ to position a more favorable outcome for comprehensive immigration reform. It almost worked.




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