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Illegal immigrant kids with tuberculosis infections released into 44 states

Posted on AllSides July 18th, 2023
From The Right
Healthcare, Tuberculosis, Illegal Immigrants, Children
AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

The government is releasing thousands of illegal immigrant children with latent tuberculosis infections into American communities without assurances of treatment.

Nearly 2,500 children with latent infections were released into 44 states over the past year, according to a court-ordered report on how the Health and Human Services Department is treating the children.

About 126,000 total were released, indicating an infection rate of 1 in 50 migrant children.

The government says it can’t treat the children because they are in custody for a short time and treatment requires three to nine...

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