May 22

Texas Detention Center Closed by Flu

The crisis at our southern border caused by an unprecedented number of “families” with children has begun to take an ugly turn.  The largely Central American flood of adult migrants accompanied by minor children is bringing with it more than mere aspirations to live in the United States. Increasingly, it is bringing disease.

We reported on May 10 about the growing numbers of Border Patrol agents contracting an assortment of illnesses from migrants. Now we learn that a major migrant center in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector in McAllen, Texas, has been temporarily closed following the death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant and reports of a large number of migrants subsequently coming down with high fevers and other flu-like symptoms.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Fox News on Tuesday, “To avoid the spread of illness, the Rio Grande Valley Sector has temporarily suspended intake operations” at the center.  “Individuals apprehended in RGV Sector will be held at other locations until this situation is resolved.”

With ever-larger numbers of migrants bringing with them an ever-widening range of diseases, the situation may not soon be “resolved.”

For more, see Fox News.

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