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Exclusive: Trump weighs authorizing U.S. troops to medically screen migrants

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ps-to-medically-screen-migrants-idUSKCN1NP2IW

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

The proposal, which is still in draft form and circulating within the administration, would involve the military in screenings for things like illness and injury only if U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency personnel were overwhelmed and unable to do so on their own, the officials said.
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More justification to keep the troops on the border.

Immigrants were routinely screened for medical problems when they passed through Ellis Island early in the last century. The major focus was on communicable diseases like TB.
 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ps-to-medically-screen-migrants-idUSKCN1NP2IW

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

The proposal, which is still in draft form and circulating within the administration, would involve the military in screenings for things like illness and injury only if U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency personnel were overwhelmed and unable to do so on their own, the officials said.
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More justification to keep the troops on the border.

Immigrants were routinely screened for medical problems when they passed through Ellis Island early in the last century. The major focus was on communicable diseases like TB.


Sounds good to me. I, too, was checked for TB, Aids and various other diseases before I got a legal alien pass for this country ... except that I had to pay for all those tests myself.
 

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Sounds good to me.

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