On June 30, 2014, I interviewed Dr. Jane Orient, an internal medicine specialist and the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Dr. Orient stated that by admitting these huge groups of children who come from countries where medical screenings are minimal and hygiene is poor, the United States is at risk for epidemics of serious diseases and viruses that the nation has not seen in years and for which we have no immunity.
The following paragraphs contain the contents and supporting documentation of my phone interview with Dr. Orient.
A New Type of Immigration
Our former image of how people come to the United States is outdated. The old image of illegal immigrants scaling a fence and making their way through the Arizona desert is antiquated.
The majority of our new illegal immigrants are no longer from Mexico. Central American countries comprise 75% of these points of origin including Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. They presently comprise 3 out of 4 illegal aliens captured by the Border Patrol.