Scabies-Infected Illegal Immigrants Pass Infestation to US Law Enforcement

BREITBART — Several U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector have reportedly contracted scabies from contact with detained illegal immigrants. According to a report by Action 4 News, about 10-15 percent of apprehended illegal immigrants have scabies in the RVG area. “A lot of people [are] coming in with the disease, and it seems to be spreading, not just within the McAllen station, but throughout the Valley and to some of our agents,” Chris Cabrera, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, told the local media outlet. Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas that illegal immigrants are often not screened for diseases during processing. He said, “Even Border Patrol does not screen people for such diseases due to the sheer numbers of people who need to be processed. Immigrants aren’t even screened if they’re going into a public jail or an immigration detention facility.” [Read More]