Illegal Immigration Making You Sick…Literally?

The Douglass Report

The unchecked flow of illegal border-hoppers from the south is washing over us like a Texas flash flood. It negatively impacts our bottom line, greatly compromises our security, and erodes our national identity… but what nobody’s talking about is how serious a public health issue it is.

They’re trying to cheat the system, but in the end, you’re the one who pays. Maybe you don’t know this, but all immigrants who want to qualify for their green cards have to go through a thorough testing process. Basically, they have to prove that they don’t have any contagious diseases or drug addictions.

Do you have any idea how rampant diseases are in Third World countries that don’t have the same sanitary conditions and health care available to them? Our screening process is in place to keep us all safe. Whether people choose to accept it or not, the truth is that too many of the illegals who "bypass" this testing process are coming into this country with more than just their "dream of a better life"-they’re also bringing very contagious, and sometimes very deadly, diseases.

If you’re not worried, you should be. Think about where these illegals work, like chicken factories, fast-food restaurants, and other places where they handle YOUR food. Or where their children go to school-that’s right, they’re sitting right next to your children and grandchildren, sneezing all over them in class. Now do you see why I’m so concerned?

The immigration crisis is finally front and center on our national stage-so much so that politicians from both sides of the aisle are being forced to reckon with it (or at least talk about reckoning with it). But this is no cause for celebration. I still say they’re overlooking the most critical threat. Consider the scope of the problem:

The high price of illegal immigration…

Even conservative estimates peg the number of illegal Hispanics in America at around 10 million. Altogether, just the Mexican nationals among the illegals send more than $15 billion home to their native country every year. This represents Mexico’s second largest income stream-second only to oil exports.

Around 25% of Mexico’s GDP (or gross domestic product, which is around 250 billion) comes from CRIME. A huge percentage of that crime (narcotics trafficking, human trafficking) takes place in the U.S. An estimated 75% of the illicit drugs in this country come in through our southern border. The gang-murder numbers prove it, too. In L.A. alone, more than 90% of outstanding homicide warrants are for illegals.

Despite the bleeding hearts’ claims that illegal immigrants are good for the U.S. economy, the National Academy of Sciences calculates the lifetime fiscal impact of the average adult Mexican immigrant (the amount of taxes paid vs. the value of government services used-like emergency medical and surgical healthcare) to be a NEGATIVE $55,200. That’s over half a trillion dollars when multiplied by just the 10 million or so illegals already here.

But those statistics pale in comparison to the health epidemic we face from the infections and viruses that cross our borders unchecked every single day.

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About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place".
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