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Old 08-06-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Maybe someone can help with this question. I think we can all agree that in charlotte there are lots of illegals working in food service. Since these illegals are 100 % undocumented the question is..How do we know that they have been given the required health test for TB and other communicable diseases? I feel this is a valid concern and should be addressed before a serious outbreak of sickness....If a restaurant hires them knowing the are illegals which is wrong .How can we expect them to do what is right?

 
Old 08-06-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Good question. I really wish the government would go after the businesses for hiring all these illegals so that they would stop doing it. Yet another controversial topic...
 
Old 08-06-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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I really wish people could see beyond the term illegal and think of them as people. The government should be helping these people become citizens.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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I really wish people could see beyond the term illegal and think of them as people. The government should be helping these people become citizens.
What? You mean that NOT having laws is a good way for us not to worry about LAWS because there would be none? We can "get past" the term illegal when these lawbreakers<(bet you dont like that word either) stop breaking the law,,duh! I dont want to get TB or have my kids get it. Guess that doesnt matter to you from your non answer
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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If it was such a big problem then most of Southern California would have TB. As would Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and never heard of anyone getting TB from eating at a restaurant. Have you heard something that I havent heard? Are all illegals coming to the USA with TB?
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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Food service people don't have to get TB tests, so it wouldn't matter anyway. You should be more worried about all of the workers who have to come in regardless of their state of health, and in many, many different types of jobs.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Maybe someone can help with this question. I think we can all agree that in charlotte there are lots of illegals working in food service. Since these illegals are 100 % undocumented the question is..How do we know that they have been given the required health test for TB and other communicable diseases? I feel this is a valid concern and should be addressed before a serious outbreak of sickness....If a restaurant hires them knowing the are illegals which is wrong .How can we expect them to do what is right?
Since they crossed the boarder illegally, that makes them illegals. How do they work here? Illegally...

California still has the highest rate of TB. But not only do you have to worry about TB what about Hepititas C, you should be worrying about that also. The first article I attached pretty much raises the same concerns and we should be concerned.

Wooldridge - Diseases Migrating With Illegals Into US
California tuberculosis rate lowest on record - Los Angeles Times
Tainted cheese fuels TB rise in California - Infectious diseases- msnbc.com
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Food service people don't have to get TB tests, so it wouldn't matter anyway. You should be more worried about all of the workers who have to come in regardless of their state of health, and in many, many different types of jobs.
Thank you. I worked in several restaurants and bars through college and I assure you that illegals are probably the least of your concerns. No one ever asked any health related questions and several places would make you feel bad for not working with a cold or other communicable disease.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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I really wish people could see beyond the term illegal and think of them as people. The government should be helping these people become citizens.

They are people, no one is denying that. But they are illegal citizens, there is no question about that.

When the government can not assist it's own citizens, the ones who belong here, they have no business what so ever doing a thing for someone here illegally. We must take care of our own! We have Veterans living in cardboard boxes and senior citizens going hungry or without meds in this country, just to mention a couple of the needs. That is NOT acceptable!

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Old 08-06-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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If it was such a big problem then most of Southern California would have TB. As would Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and never heard of anyone getting TB from eating at a restaurant. Have you heard something that I havent heard? Are all illegals coming to the USA with TB?

The cases of TB and measles are growing at a very rapid rate in this country
because of the influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico.
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