After the incident took place, Murrieta’s Mayor Alan Long told Fox News, “When you start asking about the health screenings that they claim they get, there’s a lot of gaps. They could not answer a lot of questions that we had to give us certainty that the people on those buses were healthy.”
Long’s public health argument has been raised before by various anti-immigrant groups, but migrants detained at the border are medically screened for “communicable diseases of public health concern” and symptoms like rash, fever, cough, vomiting and diarrhea during the processing stage.
The Murrieta mayor warned residents on Monday that the city’s Border Patrol processing facility would receive about 140 immigrants from Texas every 72 hours as part of the federal government’s plan to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children who are mostly fleeing violence and grinding poverty in Latin America. Long explained that the city had been “successful” in turning away Border Patrol efforts twice before. He said, “Murrieta continues to object to this transfer of illegal immigrants from local Border Patrol offices. … What you the public can do … contact your Congress representative and the White House. Residents can help by spreading facts and not rumors. … Right now, the best thing you can do is to contact the federal officials that makes these decisions and ask for it to be changed.”
1. There's a photo at the link of a lady holding up a sign that says "Protect Your Kids from Diseases." She seems like a real winner. As I have said before, STOP USING YOUR KIDS AS AN EXCUSE TO BE A DICK. If you want to be a racist, xenophobic, logic-averse, mouthbreathing nitwit, JUST GO DO THAT THEN. Don't make your kids bear the burden of it. They're their own people with their own stuff to do. Quit making them responsible for all the crappy things about you. That's on you.
2. So let's grant the point that these are lice-infested, open-sore-faced, typhoid-ridden filth people who are being bused into this town. There are lice-infested, open-sore-faced, typhoid-ridden filth people ALREADY IN THIS TOWN, and the way I know that is that there are lice-infested, open-sore-faced, typhoid-ridden filth people in every town, because this country's economy is a bag of dog turds right now and nobody can afford to go to the doctor. If your concern is public health, I assume you'll be greeting buses of immigrants with boxes of antibiotics, and also going to the poorest neighborhoods in your godforsaken shit shack city offering doctors and nurses gratis. I mean, it's about the safety of your children, so clearly.
3. Encouraging the townspeople to turn their ire on the feds is going to work out so well for everyone involved.