The flu doesn’t respect immigration status Cruelty doesn’t either
On Tuesday December 10 th at the San Diego/Mexico border: They arrested folks from #Doctors4CampClosure and supporters from #FamiliesBelong Together and #NeverAgain just because for wanting [sic] #NoMoreFluDeaths [and putting] their bodies on the line for that goal.
Two men in doctor’s coats and scrubs and four other demonstrators were arrested while protesting the government’s refusal to administer themselves through the detention centers or even to allow volunteer medical personnel to give vaccinations to migrants held in detention.
The protests were sparked by four deaths of minors in the past year, and the overcrowding that exists in the detention centers and is conducive to rapid spread of the flu.
The country is in the midst of a flu epidemic as the protests go on.
Belittling the protestors, the Department of homeland Security’s press secretary tweeted this week: “Of course Border Patrol isn’t going to let a random group of radical political activists show up and start injecting people with drugs,”
The flu doesn’t respect immigration status. Cruelty doesn’t either.