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Old 11-03-2007, 03:57 PM
 
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It has been said that the flood of illegal immigrants into this country is reaching 'epidemic proportions.' Tuberculosis, hepatitis, dengue fever, chagas, and even leprosy are being imported into the U.S. inside the bodies of illegal aliens.
Illegal immigrants are setting up so-called "colonias" just inside the states of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. These shanty towns are comprised of cardboard shacks and huts made with cast-off building materials. They have no sanitation, and are surrounded by mounds of garbage. The estimated 185,000 illegals share their makeshift towns with armies of rats.

A few examples:
  • One of the imports to this country is chagas disease. It is caused by a parasite known as trypanosome. It is a blood-borne disease and is spread by triatomine insects. The parasite burrows into human tissue (usually in the face), where it then begins to multiply.
  • For 40 years, the number of recorded cases of leprosy within the United States totaled 900. Today, we know of more than 7,000 current cases of leprosy in the U.S.

    (Most of those in the U.S. who are suffering from leprosy are from Mexico,India, Brazil, and the Caribbean.)
Once thought to be nearly eradicated in this country, TB is now making a strong comeback.
  • In the 1990's, cases among foreign born Americans rose from 29 percent to 41.6 percent. Antibiotic resistant strains from Mexico have migrated to Texas. Since three years ago, 16,000 new cases of TB were discovered in the United States. Half were foreign born. Strains of TB once only found in Mexico have migrated to the border states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California.
  • In 2001, New York's Tuberculosis Control Program discovered that 81 percent of that city's new cases of TB were attributed to immigrants.
  • Cases of TB are now being found in many areas of the country, where there are high concentrations of illegal immigrants. In March of 2002, The Washington Post reported that Virginia's Prince William County experienced a 188 percent increase of TB infections over the previous year. Yes, the streets of Prince William County are over-run with illegal aliens seeking day-laborer jobs.
  • Last year, the rate of TB in the northern part of Virginia rose 17 percent.
The threats posed to our country by illegal immigration are many and our political leaders will undoubtedly continue to ignore them. Our own president is willing to place all Americans at risk, in exchange for securing the Latino vote for the Republican Party.

If left unchecked, illegal immigration will destroy this nation.
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: NM
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I know four people who have contacted TB in the past 2 years. The father/grand father contacted it working is a shelter where illegal aliens resided. He in turn passed it on to his 2 grand children who have both tested positive. Grandpa is in Isolation in Nevada and can not leave until he has completed his treatment. The children can not attend school for the time being either. Lord know how many other people the Grandpa passed this disease on to before he was diagnosed. And there is one other person I know who has TB.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Unfortunately, it is basic common knowledge that anyone coming from a "third world country" is more likely to be carrying diseases.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Mattituck
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[color=black]Illegal immigrants are setting up so-called "colonias" just inside the states of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona
Oh yes, Also in CITYS in S California.
They have these trenches of raw sewage running behind shanty row's.
They also use Peso's for money
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:47 PM
 
Location: California
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Oh yes, Also in CITYS in S California.
They have these trenches of raw sewage running behind shanty row's.
They also use Peso's for money

LOL! I never knew that. I lul'd at that.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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After seeing what my ex had to do to get a visa, I became more anti-illegal than ever.

If you want an immigrant visa to the USA, you have to have a medical exam at your own expense where you are checked for infectious diseases. They also assess your medical history and your mental health, and if they suspect drug use they test you for that.

They also run extensive background checks...just ask anyone whose loved one has been stuck in FBI namecheck hell for 12-18 months. Yep, it takes that long sometimes.

Then we have these grabby criminal illegals who just walk across the border and demand rights. You don't have any rights here, you don't deserve any....the only right you have is to turn around and take your butt back where you came from, then get in line like everyone else. Can't get a visa? Boo-hoo. Work for change in your own country.

Illegals make me sick.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:35 AM
 
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Yet another reason that makes it impossible to allow this to go on. What will it take?
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: NM
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I can't understand why those who can pay a smuggler Thousands of $ to come over here....why can't they pay the costs to come over legally? So they have to wait for however long it takes. At least their lives are not threatend by the smugglers who could give a rat's patootie for their safety. How many thousands have died left in freight cars, or closed trucks stranded in the desert? ETC.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I can't understand why those who can pay a smuggler Thousands of $ to come over here....why can't they pay the costs to come over legally? So they have to wait for however long it takes. At least their lives are not threatend by the smugglers who could give a rat's patootie for their safety. How many thousands have died left in freight cars, or closed trucks stranded in the desert? ETC.
The reason many don't want to go the legal route is because they know they have a snowball's chance in hell of being granted access to the US for myriad reasons. It is not just a question of money.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Pa
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The reason many don't want to go the legal route is because they know they have a snowball's chance in hell of being granted access to the US for myriad reasons. It is not just a question of money.
Is it not a nations right to deny a visa? Many things on the surface may seem obtuse if not down right wrong. Look deeper. The laws are set up to protect us the tax payers from an uncontroled burden. That burden being people coming here with no means to support themselves, criminal history's, diseases,amoung other things.
If denied oh well thats how it goes. I may be denied a loan but that does not give me a right to rob the bank.
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