A trusted law enforcement source is reporting that shots are currently being fired on the Mexican side of the U.S. border. The shots are intended to harass the increased presence of Texas law enforcement personnel.
Add that to the disease threat:
“It’s like a crapshoot,” Spratte says. “You may or may not be letting
something in with a disease we haven’t had in the U.S. before.” He says
he knows of an active case of tuberculosis that passed through the
facility, along with people who had scabies and others who had measles.
There was even one case of leprosy, he says. “I don’t think the people
in the interior U.S. realize it’s a different world,” Spratte says.
“This is the U.S., but it’s a different part of the U.S. This is almost
like a different country.”
And in conditions like these, the stuff will spread:
He says the living conditions of the
people at the McAllen station make him nauseous. The people detained at
the center — unaccompanied children, adults and families — are placed in
the sally port, an outside garage with chain gates on either side that
allow air to flow through the facility. Spratte says the sally port at
the McAllen Border Patrol Station may hold up to four buses or multiple
vans. The vehicles pull up to the gates to unload people who are then
taken inside for processing. “I can smell it before ten, 15 feet away,”
Spratte says. “You walk around in there, it smells like funk.” He says
the problem will only get worse, as “pretty soon all of Central America
is going to be in the U.S.”