The Department of Homeland Security called in the Center for Disease Control for additional resources this week; requesting further aid to treat and analyze a “growing number” of sick migrants along the US-Mexico border.
According to the Daily Caller, “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is requesting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigate the cause of the growing number of sick migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.”
“We’re doing dozens of hospital trips every single day with children that have fevers or manifest other medical conditions,” CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday.
“[These facilities] were built 30 to 40 years ago for single adult males, and we need a different approach. We need help from Congress. We need to budget for medical care and mental health care for children in our facilities,” he added.
Other DHS officials also confirmed that Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen requested information from Mexican politicians over sanitation and living conditions of the ‘migrant caravan’ camps in Tijuana and other locations in the region.
The move comes days after the tragic deaths of two minors while under US custody.
Read the full story at the Daily Caller.