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U.S. Brags About Quality Medical Care For Detained Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Brags About Quality Medical Care For Detained Illegal Immigrants

APRIL 06, 2012

Weeks after announcing resort-like accommodations for illegal immigrants in federal detention facilities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is bragging about the quality medical care it provides for undocumented aliens housed at nearly two dozen locations throughout the U.S.

It’s all part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to reform the immigration detention system so that it’s more humane. This includes a number of outrageous perks for arrestees, including female hormone treatments for transgender men, abortions for women and “ethnically diverse” diet options.

It also includes topnotch medical care provided by more than 900 Public Health Service-commissioned officers, federal civil servants and contract support staff. The DHS agency that runs the nation’s 21 detention facilities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), promoted the new and improved healthcare system this week with an announcement titled “ICE Provides Quality Medical Care to Detainees.”

It ensures the safe and humane conditions of confinement for aliens in ICE custody. “A detainee’s health care begins the moment they walk through the facility’s doors,” said Dr. Jon Krohmer, assistant director for ICE. “Within the first 12 hours of their admission, all detainees undergo a preliminary health screening, which includes an evaluation of the individual’s medical, dental and mental health status and within the next 14 days, a more detailed physical examination takes place.”

Because so many detainees are either new arrivals in the country or haven’t had access to health care in the past, Dr. Krohmer says it’s not unusual for serious health problems to be diagnosed at the preliminary screenings. “We’re finding out about health issues that even they didn’t even know about and in most cases are able to begin treatment,” he said. Illegal immigrants also get evaluated and treated before getting deported, compliments of Uncle Sam.

When necessary, the agency authorizes and pays for off-site specialty and emergency care, consultants and case management. Financing for such costly procedures was once tough to get, but ICE “recently streamlined the treatment authorization request” to make it easier for illegal immigrants to get specialized medical care.

Of course, American taxpayers will get stuck with the exorbitant tab. Improved services are part of the president’s revamping of the immigration detention system. Besides medical care, other areas have been augmented to meet the new standards. For instance, mental health, legal and religious services have also been improved and there is a new system for reporting and responding to complaints. There are also a bunch of new translators to guide detainees with “limited English proficiency.”

Jail menus have also been redesigned to offer arrestees generous and ethnically diverse options for a “nutritionally balanced diet.” Recreation programs and facilities have also been revamped to include a variety of exercise equipment and recreational options such as soccer, volleyball and basketball. Board games and television will be available as “sedentary activities.”

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  • Jeddie Neal Churchill

    The Immoral La Raza agenda:
    Opposes efforts to stop illegal aliens from voting
    Opposes border security
    Opposes any kind of immigration enforcement and wants to abolish current — and all — immigration laws
    Supports a belief that illegal aliens deserve licenses and welfare
    Supports amnesty for illegal aliens

    President Teddy Roosevelt said that those that come to this country must learn our language, live our culture and becom Americans in every sense of the word. The people in this invasion have done none of this.
    How is it that our government now posts signs telling us we are not allowed near the border because the invasion is taking over the area.
    THIS HAS TO STOP IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE TO BE A NATION.

  • kylefclark

    This POS president, & his dung heap administration, should be behind bars for this criminal activity & their rape of American taxpayers!

  • kjs420

    We should be using these “detained illegals” as slave labor to pay for their bus ride to the border, tattoo their forehead, “DEPORTED” and warn them if they’re caught here again, they go home in a box.

  • michelebrewster

    “When necessary, the agency authorizes and pays for off-site specialty and emergency care, consultants and case management. Financing for such costly procedures was once tough to get, but ICE “recently streamlined the treatment authorization request” to make it easier for illegal immigrants to get specialized medical care.”

    Regardless of whether the information is completely true or just PR, the principle alone speaks for itself. This country treats illegals better than it’s own citizens, better even than our own military! As the above quote says to “make it easier for illegal immigrants to get specialized medical care”. What about regular law-abiding citizens getting easier access to specialized medical care?

    Is there any reason why people found to be here illegally cannot just get sent straight back to their country of origin? Here, we take them into ‘detention centers’ where they are fed, entertained, kept safe, and given health care! Yeah, that sounds like the perfect way to cut down on illegal immigration…

  • Mary Laforet

    I’ve never heard of anything so outrageous as the non-ending spending spree this president feels he’s entitled to take.

  • fwatt

    Ive been travelling to INS detention centers for years. In fact was just at one this morning at a local county jail. They are for the large spot well run. They are not, however, in any danger of being confused with “resort-like accommodations”. Further, the health care is extremely poor. I know what the Obama administration said about providing good health care, but it isnt true. Sound familiar? Obama is just trying to stroke his base, or build one in the Hispanic community. I just became aware of this website, and although I am in fundamental agreement with the political beliefs here, I find the information reported to be about as accurate as MSNBC.




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