Medical Care For Migrants Crisis
Over 900 thousand migrants have crossed the border legally over the last year and over 600 thousand have crossed illegally. It is estimated at about 105 million migrants to have crossed over the border in just a year according to a Biden- appointed secretary. It has been an ongoing issue of seeking shelter across the U.S while also trying to seek medical attention. According to an article in AP News, there is no system in place to keep record of migrants who seek medical attention. They rely on volunteer doctors to see them. When you have a bunch of people in these shelters, some sick and others not- it is easy to have illnesses spread, and they will spread fast. A rough estimate from Cook County of how many migrants have been treated is around 14 thousand. This is costing the clinic about $2.2 million a month. Said best by Garcia, whom works for the Migrants Clinitians Network, “You have what were essentially healthy people put in really remarkable circumstances, where they are not able to survive thoroughly and then they come across (the border) in a really compromised state.”
The way that we should be looking at this is- why open borders and not have specific plans and guidelines set in place for these migrants? I just do not understand how 1.5 million people, both legal and illegal, can come into the U.S when we can’t even get my employees in the country from Europe. Cities like Chicago are dealing with a huge surge of migrants, most of which are sleeping in tents on the streets. Mayor Brandon Johnson has said that he will be flying out to Washington to speak with the Biden Administration, seeking for them to help out more during this crisis. It is a bit crazy to realize that the Biden Administration were the ones to open up these borders yet have not administered much help for the after effects. Our government does a really good job at sticking their noses in other countries before even helping out our own country.