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Old 11-09-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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Because illegal immigrants, unlike those who are legally admitted for permanent residence, undergo no medical screening to assure that they are not bearing contagious diseases, the rapidly swelling population of illegal aliens in our country has also set off a resurgence of contagious diseases that had been totally or nearly eradicated by our public health system.

According to Dr. Laurence Nickey, director of the El Paso heath district “Contagious diseases that are generally considered to have been controlled in the United States are readily evident along the border ... The incidence of tuberculosis in El Paso County is twice that of the U.S. rate. Dr. Nickey also states that leprosy, which is considered by most Americans to be a disease of the Third World, is readily evident along the U.S.-Mexico border and that dysentery is several times the U.S. rate ... People have come to the border for economic opportunities, but the necessary sewage treatment facilities, public water systems, environmental enforcement, and medical care have not been made available to them, causing a severe risk to health and well being of people on both sides of the border.

The pork tapeworm, which thrives in Latin America and Mexico, is showing up along the U.S. border, threatening to ravage victims with symptoms ranging from seizures to death. ... The same [Mexican] underclass has migrated north to find jobs on the border, bringing the parasite and the sickness—cysticercosis—its eggs can cause[.] Cysts that form around the larvae usually lodge in the brain and destroy tissue, causing hallucinations, speech and vision problems, severe headaches, strokes, epileptic seizures, and in rare cases death.

The problem, however, is not confined to the border region, as illegal immigrants have rapidly spread across the country into many new economic sectors such as food processing, construction, and hospitality services.
Typhoid struck Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1992 when an immigrant from the Third World (who had been working in food service in the United States for almost two years) transmitted the bacteria through food at the McDonald’s where she worked. River blindness, malaria, and guinea worm, have all been brought to Northern Virginia by immigration.

"By default, we grant health passes to illegal aliens. Yet many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease."
“What is unseen is their [illegal aliens’] free medical care that has degraded and closed some of America’s finest emergency medical facilities, and caused hospital bankruptcies: 84 California hospitals are closing their doors.”

-- Madeleine Peiner Cosman, Ph.D., Esq. “Illegal Aliens and American Medicine,” Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Spring 2005
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:57 PM
 
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I have refused to eat at or order food from restaurants that I know hires Illegals.

Wow. Then it looks like you don't go out to eat at restaraunts much.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:23 PM
 
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Wow. Then it looks like you don't go out to eat at restaraunts much.
Or, at all. LOL! He must not know the food that he eats like the meat was probably handled by illegals.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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Wow. Then it looks like you don't go out to eat at restaraunts much.
I don’t know about the area people like you come from or your eating habits, but where I am we don’t hire or allow Illegals to work anywhere including restaurants or at food processing. Plus; we do most of our own cooking and enjoy doing so very much….. thank you…
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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I don’t know about the area people like you come from or your eating habits, but where I am we don’t hire or allow Illegals to work anywhere including restaurants or at food processing. Plus; we do most of our own cooking and enjoy doing so very much….. thank you…
Where are you from? Australia?
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:59 PM
 
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Or, at all. LOL! He must not know the food that he eats like the meat was probably handled by illegals.
MOD CUT , I know exactly when, where and by whom the food is handled by…

If only many people here in the U.S. can pull there heads out of there butts and stop living in illusion, then there will be better and safer America no question.

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Old 11-10-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: California
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, I know exactly when, where and by whom the food is handled by…

If only many people here in the U.S. can pull there heads out of there butts and stop living in illusion, then there will be better and safer America no question.
You don't think illegal labor is used in the packaging of food? You must not of heard about all the raids conducted by Homeland security.

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Old 11-10-2007, 01:31 PM
 
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I know exactly when, where and by whom the food is handled by…
can you give us an example? do you have a link to the food processing plant webpage that gives us proof of all legal workers?

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Old 11-10-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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can you give us an example? do you have a link to the food processing plant webpage that gives us proof of all legal workers?
What makes you think the food I eat is handled by “ A Food Processing Plant”? If that's your question..
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:54 PM
 
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What makes you think the food I eat is handled by “ A Food Processing Plant”?
if you are one of the few that grows everything they eat, i applaud you. if you eat out at all, though, its probable that somewhere down the line, an illegal has been involved in the food, be it on the farm, for the distribution company, or whatever.
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