Tag: Refugee Resettlement program

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Texas Senate Votes to Wipe Out State Refugee Office

The arrival of refugees in the Lone Star State, most particularly Syrian refugees, has been a source of consternation for Texans and the state’s Governor. Activists pushed back against Governor Greg Abbott’s order to stop the state from helping to resettle Syrian refugees. The Texas attorney general filed suit against the federal government. Now the Texas Senate has voted to eradicate the State’s refugee office.

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California Health Official Silent on Immigration Status of Leprosy Patient

The Riverside County, California director of Disease Control is not revealing the immigration status of the elementary school child diagnosed with leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, or the unknown person infected with the disease who had “prolonged contact” with the child.

S President Barack Obama speaks to media after the G20 closing at JW Marriott Hotel on September 5, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. World leaders are gathered in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5. (Photo by

Outgoing Obama Plans to Increase Refugees by Twenty-Nine Percent Next Year

Included in Obama’s proposal is a plan to bring in a “significantly higher” number of Syrian refugees in FY 2017 than the 11,503 who have arrived in FY 2016 as of Wednesday. The Obama administration set a goal of 10,000 this year, and has already exceeded that number with more than two weeks to go in this fiscal year.

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TB Spiked 500 Percent In Twin Falls During 2012, As Chobani Yogurt Opened Plant

That same year, 2012, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born spiked to 80 percent, or 12 out of 15, up from 50 percent in 2011, or 6 out of 12. As Breitbart News reported previously, the percentage of active TB cases in the country that are foreign-born is 66 percent.

November 28, 2013 shows staff members of the Themba Lethu Clinic in Johannesburg, the largest antiretroviral treatment site in the country, posing behind candles commemorating World Aids Day (December 1). South Africa has been hailed as a model for HIV treatment, but some now fear its very success may be …

Since 2010, Refugees Have Not Been Screened for HIV Prior to Arrival in US

Even though all refugees are encouraged to participate in an initial domestic medical screening that does include HIV testing within 90 days of entering the country, no one knows how many HIV positive refugees have arrived in the United States in the subsequent six and a half years, since participation in these screenings is voluntary and a significant percentage of refugees simply choose not to be screened.

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Six Refugees in Wisconsin Diagnosed with Multi-Drug Resistant TB Since 2014

As Breitbart News reported previously, twenty-one additional refugees in Wisconsin were diagnosed with active TB during the same time period, making the Badger State the refugee TB capital of the country, at least among the handful of states that have so far reported that data.

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Vermont Admits Seventeen Refugees Diagnosed With Active TB

That brings the total of refugees the Vermont Department of Health now admits have been diagnosed with active TB between 2003 and June 30, 2016 to seventeen. Since only 6,300 refugees have arrived in Vermont over the past twenty-five years, these new statistics reveal a third-world level of active TB among the refugees currently residing in the Green Mountain State.

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Vermont Hides Role of Refugees in Tripling of TB

Neither the Vermont Department of Health nor the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants-Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, the local resettlement agency hired by the federal government, are admitting how much of the TB increase is from resettled refugees.

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Wisconsin the Refugee TB Capital of US: Twenty-Seven Cases in Two Years

Wisconsin may not be the actual TB leader, though. Only eight of the forty nine states that resettle refugees under the federal refugee resettlement program have responded to Breitbart News requests to provide this important public health data, which resettlement agencies are required by law to monitor and report in each state.

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Migrants Bring Multi-Drug Resistant TB to Wisconsin

The introduction of MDR TB to the United States represents a serious public health threat, since its successful treatment is uncertain and very expensive. Active TB can usually be treated successfully in six to nine months at a cost of $17,000 per patient, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but MDR TB treatment costs over $150,000 per patient and can take between 20 and 26 months.

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Twenty-One Refugees with Active TB Sent to Louisiana Since 2011

Louisiana now has the dubious distinction as the state with the highest reported number of recently resettled refugees with active TB —at least among the five states that have confirmed to Breitbart that refugees resettled in their state have either arrived with active TB, or developed it within the first year of their arrival.

Seven would-be Cuban emigres remain in a homemade boat moments before being arrested by Cuban military agents after their attempt to escape from the island nation was thwarted by the sea currents, on June 4, 2009 in Havana. The boat-people's raft was brought back to the coast just in front …

Eleven Refugees With Active TB Arrived in Florida After 2013

Eleven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were among more than 111,000 refugees who arrived in Florida during the three years between 2013 and 2015, according to a report the Florida Department of Health recently sent to Breitbart News.

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Measles Outbreak in Memphis Began at Mosque

The first reported case of a person with measles in the recent Memphis outbreak, which now numbers seven confirmed cases, was at a local mosque on April 15, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

Refugees mainly from Syria, Iran and Iraq are seen inside a registration camp on March 12, 2016 in Moria, Greece.

Sen. John Hoeven Showing Misunderstanding of Refugee Resettlement Program

North Dakota is one of fourteen states that have withdrawn from the federal refugee resettlement program. In those states, the Obama administration has hired voluntary agencies [VOLAGs] to continue to resettle refugees under the questionable statutory authority of the Wilson-Fish alternative program.