TX Sheriff: Illegal Immigration Causing TB 'Resurgence' in Jails

TX Sheriff: Illegal Immigration Causing TB 'Resurgence' in Jails

Midland County, TX Sheriff Gary Painter stated that illegal immigration is causing a “resurgence of tuberculosis and other diseases in county jails across the nation” on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”

“You got medical issues, these people are coming in a lot of them have tuberculosis, they have other diseases that they’re bringing with them. Even in our county jails across the states, people coming from the other countries are bringing all this stuff with them where we never had tuberculosis before, now we’re having a resurgence of tuberculosis and other diseases in county jails across the nation, and it’s because of people bringing them in from outside the United States” he reported, adding that “the assistance that’s coming from the federal government is nil.”

Painter also said that the Obama administration has prevented law enforcement from enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, “there are laws on the books that the administration is forbidding or stopping the federal officers from enforcing, there are many, many people that are in federal law enforcement that would love to enforce the laws, but they’re being stopped” he declared. And “we have a reduction in the number of immigration officers on the interior of the United States, that are checking people for visas, checking people that have overstayed their visas, looking for people that have absconded from their bail where they’re awaiting trial or court action, there’s no one to pick up on it.”

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