Border patrol is confiscating life sustaining medication from immigrants, including children.

By |2019-06-06T06:22:32-08:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

OMG! We are the Nazis!

Courtesy of Yahoo News:

For the past year and a half, Dr. Eric Russell has been traveling from Houston to McAllen, Texas, every three months or so to volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center, a first stop for many asylum-seeking migrants who’ve been released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Rio Grande Valley.

During his most recent visit to the clinic in April, when he saw more than 150 migrants, he noted a troubling new trend: a number of people reported that their medication had been taken from them by U.S. border officials.

“I had a few adults that came who had high blood pressure, who had their blood pressure medications taken from them and, not surprisingly, their blood pressure was elevated,” Russell told Yahoo News. “There was a couple of adults that had diabetes that had their diabetes medicines taken from them, and wanted to come in because they were worried about their blood sugar. And, not surprisingly, their blood sugar was elevated.”

For Russell, a pediatric emergency medicine physician, the patient who stood out the most during that visit was a boy of 8 or 9 with a history of seizures. According to his mother, the child had been on a long-term seizure medicine in their home country, but the medication had been taken from him upon entering the Border Patrol custody in McAllen and never returned.

“The mom came to the clinic because she was concerned that he was going to have a seizure,” said Russell. He wasn’t sure exactly how long they’d been in custody — “usually it’s a matter of days,” he said, “but with seizure medicines, that’s enough.”

Six immigrants have died in border patrol custody so far this year.

Could this possibly be one of the reasons why?

Remember when you were in school, read about some oppressive regime in history class, and wondered how the people could have remained silent while that was going on?

I think it’s time we start asking ourselves that same question. 

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4 Comments

  1. puck June 6, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    i feel such shame. i’m so glad the British back us up. it’s good to have friends.

  2. Anonymous June 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    OMG! We are the Nazis!

    =======================
    I disagree, the trump administration and his supporters are the Nazis, the rest of us are appalled. trump/miller should be brought up on crimes against humanity and we can throw in Kristen what ever her name that quit also.

  3. anónimo June 6, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-children-struggling-with-mental-health-say-stigma-can-be-deadly

    Kids In Crisis: You’re Not Alone Documentary

    https://www.milwaukeepbs.org/local-programs/10thirtysix/

    If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889)
    or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

  4. Anonymous June 7, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Ohmygods, Gryph. :::shaken:::

    I take heart med twice a day. Once I went to work without it… Did okay first day, by second day was almost nonfunctional.

    I can’t even imagine.

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