The migrant caravan’s threat doesn’t just come from the criminals and gang members within it. Migrants who came with the caravan are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox and other serious health issues, Tijuana’s Health Department warned on Thursday morning.
A spokesman for the Tijuana’s Health Department told Fox News that out of 6,000 migrants currently residing in the city, over a third of them (2,267) are being treated for health-related issues. There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS and four separate cases of chickenpox, the spokesman said. At least 101 migrants have lice and multiple instances of skin infections, the department’s data shows.
This threat will only increase exponentially if America’s southern border isn’t sealed completely. It just doesn’t make any sense in these days of exotic diseases and increasing antibiotic resistance to be allowing an invading flood of people. These people and their diseases will threaten law-abiding American citizens, who come in contact with them.
Disease used to be disqualifying for immigrants coming to America, will the U.S. government still take this risk seriously?