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Doctors trying to vaccinate detained migrants arrested

"We just don't want more people to die." These doctors went to the border to provide flu vaccinations — but they wound up in jail.

CBP says no

The U.S. Border Patrol arrested doctors offering free flu shots to detained migrants in San Diego. Since last December, 3 children in U.S. custody — ages 2, 6, and 16 — have died from influenza. While CBP doesn’t have a vaccination program – ICE says its long-term detention centers do vaccinate immigrants. A group called Doctors For Camp Closures are demanding agents let them give free flu shots to migrants. They say it's in response to the death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody.

Need for action

“Border Patrol said that they would not be allowing us to access that, they didn't think it was feasible to provide flu vaccinations to people. This is flu season right now. I'm seeing my first cases at work. We know there's a lot of cases. There's been an uptick recently in cases of influenza. And the intervention really needs to happen now. We just don't want more people to die. I mean, from all of the reports we've heard, there's significant amount of medical neglect and suffering going on. We hear descriptions of people being placed in very cold cells, sick children and adults being placed in isolation in freezing cells. None of these conditions are safe or healthy for a human person. We're going to keep fighting in any way that we can. The goal is just to keep people safe and to keep people healthy and we'll do what it takes to get there,” Marie DeLuca, MD co-founder of Doctors for Camp Closure tells Brut.

Fighting against an outdated policy

CBP maintains it has never been a practice to administer vaccines, and the policy is not new. Doctors for Camp Closures said they will continue to meet with agents and the sector chief to once again request they let doctors in.

Brut.

12/13/2019 11:41 PMupdated: 12/16/2019 2:06 PM
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378 comments

  • Mike J.
    04/17/2020 12:26

    That's insane. They should be in jail.

  • Yhan Y.
    03/12/2020 11:59

    Give homeless people a free shot

  • Zack T.
    03/12/2020 11:00

    Hahahahahahahahaha

  • Vince M.
    03/12/2020 00:20

    But I have to pay for my baby's shots but they wanna give free shots to them? Ok that's cool right?

  • Juan R.
    03/11/2020 22:28

    ok isnt protesting a form of freedom of speach. if so that is one of our amendment rights and the government or any individual that is represented by the United States government prevent us from our ammendment right to free speech

  • Brandon S.
    03/11/2020 14:39

    Throw their illegal butts back into there own country

  • Yessenia Á.
    03/10/2020 22:12

    Ien cabiotu

  • Jesse C.
    03/10/2020 21:32

    How could we trust you "professionals" when most of you guys yourself don't even no whats in those vaccines. You r just ordered to go to a enclosed part of a neighborhood to give out "vaccines" when in all reality your injecting them with the virus. Think I'm wrong lmk 💯

  • Chamy Y.
    03/10/2020 14:57

    Thank your buddy Trump 💩

  • Kenneth S.
    03/10/2020 06:50

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  • Kenneth S.
    03/10/2020 06:50

    I stream on Xbox and PC and would love some people to exchange stories and chat with. I prefer multiplayer/Co-op/PvP/MMO type games. Currently my main game focus has been Apex Legends. Please come by and drop a follow to stay updated on my latest. https://mixer.com/FourLifeGaming

  • Andrew J.
    03/10/2020 06:41

    So lying on the ground is how shots are given now. Protests must be in needle form as well.

  • Oscar G.
    03/10/2020 02:38

    Vicente sanchez

  • Brian A.
    03/10/2020 01:03

    Don't worry everybody, the people arresting those doctors were just doing their job just like the Nazis.

  • Tyler S.
    03/08/2020 22:15

    Ya maybe if THEY DIDNT BLOCK THE ROADS.

  • Kat Y.
    03/08/2020 04:23

    Why wasn't this in the news?. Though I don't like the flu shot, I want to thank the Doctors for caring. Good bless each one of you.

  • Jeremy H.
    03/08/2020 03:35

    Great way to see our tax dollars spent. Maybe look out for our own legal citizens first.

  • Daniel R.
    03/07/2020 17:59

    So like instead of just sending them back y’all just gonna hold them in cells until they die? For crossing borders, you get life in the... whatever facility that is, but when you actually commit crimes of murder, some people only get 10+ years?????

  • James M.
    03/07/2020 06:00

    im just gonna throw this little video in here for you and I highly suggest people watch this video its 3 minutes long and its bill gates talking about how vaccines health care and reproductive services can lower the human population its literally video proof https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xHOiI5agO0&t=7s

  • Chuck U.
    03/06/2020 23:08

    PIGS.